701. Nature of conventions.

1.     Introduction to Aviation Law

(1)     International Air Conventions

701.     Nature of conventions.

A large part of United Kingdom law relating to civil aviation is directly or indirectly derived from the provisions of international conventions. These conventions are the outcome of agreements between numbers of sovereign states providing for the mutual and uniform regulation of air traffic and related matters. They are, however, in the nature of multilateral treaties between states, and form part of United Kingdom law only in so far as they are incorporated into it by domestic legislation1.