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GCAA signs protocol to amend agreement of offences and acts committed on board aircraft

Posted 1 January 2019 · Add Comment

Fahad Saeed Al Raqbani, UAE’s Ambassador to Canada has signed the protocol for Amending the Agreement Concerning Offences and Acts Committed on Board Aircraft approved in Montreal, Canada.

 

The Protocol expands the grounds of jurisdiction by recognising, under certain conditions, the competence of the state of landing and the state operator to exercise jurisdiction over offences and acts on board aircraft. The establishment of such jurisdiction over offences is mandatory if the criteria set out in the Protocol are met. The Protocol extends legal recognition and certain protection to in-flight security officers and contains provisions for coordination among states to protect air transportation.

Al Raqbani said: “UAE is one of the supporting countries to the Protocol and took part in drafting it through an expert team from the GCAA. The UAE is a strong advocate of   international aviation security, removing all obstacles before it, and cooperation between the member states in securing air transport.”

 

 

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