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Edited by Pablo Mendes de Leon

This volume brings together a fascinating collection of essays on air law, approached from national, European and international perspectives. These perspectives often interact, always interestingly, but not necessarily harmoniously, a theme which forms a Leitmotiv in the writings, reports and pleadings of John Balfour, to whom the volume is dedicated. Written by a diverse group of experts in the field of air law, the collection is divided into three parts: Public Air Law, EU Air Law and Private Air Law.

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in 1963 which resulted in the Tokyo Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft. The Convention seeks to find the optimum balance between the interests of order and security on board aircraft on international flights and the rights and interests of all the States that

Fifty Years of the Warsaw Convention: Where Do We Go from Here?

Prolegomena to an Integrated System of Aviation Liability

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, the relative weight of the different factors that lie in the scales of the balance has meanwhile undergone subsantive changes. On the one hand, air travel, instead of being an inherent risk where it would be difficult in the event of an accident to prove that it was due to anyone’s fault, is now

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consensus among both the airlines and a large number of the industrialised nations that the Japanese Initiative represents a fair balance between the interests of the carriers and those of the consumers. At the same time, there was also a strong feeling that, as in its fifth Whereas, the Regulation clearly

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finally; 5. Express their conviction that what they are doing is the best way of achieving an equitable balance of the interests of all concerned. This paper will first of all examine in the next section the Inherent Strength of the Warsaw Structure , before dealing in Section iv with the problems of

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unifying a number of rules of substantive law, was designed, in a bold effort of legislative engineering, to benefit equally, by balancing their respective interests, carriers, passengers, consignors and consignees. Today, sixty years after the conclusion of the treaty, the system it has created is in

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International Conference which produced Montreal 99, 33 writing on the Convention in 2000, stated: 26. One of the objectives of the new Convention is to secure the most adequate means of achieving an equitable balance of interests by the consolidation and harmonisation of the rules of private international air

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domestic and international, which is essential to Government and commerce alike. …The industry provides a considerable revenue to our national income … the effect of discontinuing all international services of United Kingdom airlines … would be a worsening in the United Kingdom balance of payments of about

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places, what they have to do is to take out an appropriate personal insurance policy, just as they would take the necessary health precautions. It seems to me that in this way, we can achieve a reasonable balance between the interests of States with different legal systems, which should render our scheme