On 29 January 2014 the Society's Air Law Group will hold an half day seminar which will give delegates the opportunity to examine how well the convention has fared the test of time since it's inception in 1963 in responding to the problem of unruly passengers. The Tokyo Convention of 1963 was the international community’s first attempt to provide a uniform code in respect of offences and certain other acts committed on board civil aircraft.

The world has moved on considerably over the following 50 years, with incidents involving disruptive and unruly passengers rising steadily. This seminar will provide a timely consideration of how well the current convention has fared the test of time, the lessons and shortcomings exposed by subsequent events, and the revision to it proposed by the International Civil Aviation Organisation, which is the subject of an international diplomatic conference to be held in the spring of 2014. The seminar will consider the provisions of existing convention, the road to ICAO’s proposals and the terms of the draft itself. It will then consider the proposals contained in the draft revised convention from a number of different perspectives.

These topics will be addressed by a distinguished panel of speakers, with time provided to debate the issues arising. Details of all the speakers can be found in the Seminar Programme. The seminar will be followed by a drinks reception, sponsored by Quadrant Chambers, to which all attendees are invited. You can follow details of the conference on twitter using #unrulypassengers

For more information and to register, please click here or contact the Conference Team at conference@aerosociety.com or by calling +44 (0)20 7670 4345  

Richard Nicholl
20 January 2014