- Code LAWS8107
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Law School
- ANU College ANU College of Law
- Course subject Laws
- Areas of interest Law
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
The course begins with an examination of the environment in which international aviation currently operates and the historical development of basic principles of international air law, with particular reference to the Chicago Convention and the role of International Civil Aviation Organisation. It then analyses the nature of bilateral air services agreements, paying particular attention to Australian practice. It examines international conventions and state practices in relation to the shooting down of civilian aircraft and the hijacking of aircraft and other offences. It examines the liability regime established by the Warsaw Convention and subsequent agreements. The course then moves on to examine the international legal requirements for the establishment and operation of airports and considers international norms applying to customs quarantine and immigration, with particular attention to Annex 9 of the Chicago Convention. The course then examines the regulation of the use of outer space for peaceful (and non-peaceful) purposes.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:A participant who has successfully completed this course should have an understanding of the:
- multilateral legal and institutional framework in which international aviation operates
- operation and interpretation of bilateral air services agreements
- international conventions covering offences against aircraft
- legal framework governing liability of carriers for death and personal injury to passengers
- international standards applying to the operation of airports
- regulation of border controls on aircraft, cargo and passengers
- multilateral regulation of the use of outer space
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26 Contact Hours (Intensive Delivery)
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