702. The Convention on International Civil Aviation (1944) (the 'Chicago Convention').

The Chicago Convention1 was signed in 1944 by 38 states2 and came into force on 4 April 19473, superseding the Paris Convention4 and the Havana (Pan-American) Convention5. Its professed object is to lay down principles and make arrangements in order that international civil aviation may be developed in a safe and orderly manner and that international air transport services may be established on the basis of equality of opportunity, and may be operated soundly and economically

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