Tokyo Convention Agreement

The ICAO Legal Committee, established by the Interim Council on 24 June 1946 and approved by the First Assembly on 23 May 1947 on the proposal of the Mexican representative, included in its work programme the question of the legal status of the aircraft in 1950. [5]:10 The Committee appointed Dr Enrique M. Loaeza (Mexico) as rapporteur on this subject. [5]:32 (g) On 15 May 1953, the ICAO Council raised the issue of legal status and instructed the Legal Commission to begin work on this issue. [6] As a result, at its 9th session in Rio de Janeiro from 25 August to 12 September 1953, the Legal Council first set up an aircraft status subcommittee to review and revise the text of a draft convention[7] that would replace the Warsaw Convention. [8] The subcommittee held its first plenary session on 3 September 1956 in Geneva, armed with a list of the main problems requiring an international solution. The work of the subcommittee was considerably limited by its agreement on limiting the scope of the study to the criminal aspects: the Committee on Legal Affairs deemed its most recent draft capable of accusing it of a diplomatic conference and forwarded it to the Council in accordance with Section 1 of the Legal Affairs Committee`s procedure for the approval of drafts of the convention. , accompanied by a report to the Council. [22]:204 The Munich project has therefore created a means of simultaneous jurisdiction between the three states. “Proposals to include a priority system in the Munich project have failed, on the one hand, because of the difficulty of reaching agreement on the priority order of the States concerned and, on the other hand, because the issue of priority would depend largely on the scope of extradition contracts. [20] Since 2015, the Tokyo Convention has been ratified by 186 states. [1] This includes the Cook and Niue Islands, as well as all but nine United Nations member states. (The nine bipartisan states are Dominica, East Timor, Eritrea, Kiribati, Micronesia, St.

Christopher and Nevis, Somalia, South Sudan and Tuvalu). The Holy See signed the treaty, but did not ratify it. [1] (a) a document purportedly authenticated by an authority or person designated for that purpose by the regulations adopted by the Commerce Council as a true copy or part of a document established or retained in the context of a criminal offence. Offences committed on board a Belgian aircraft are considered to be committed in Belgium and are therefore governed by the Belgian penal code.