Air & Space Law: Sources of public international law relating to the air space and its aeronautical uses. International aviation organizations and their law-making functions. Legal responses to aviation terrorism.
Offered by: Air and Space Law
- Fall 2016
- Ludwig Weber
Description: The course in Public International Air Law examines the relevant principles and rules of international law that affect the use of air space and aeronautics. The following topics are reviewed:
- Public international law : jurisdiction over persons, territory and airspace, law of treaties, settlement of international disputes, incidents of statehood, law of international organisations;
- sources of international air law;
- the relevant international aviation organizations and their law-making functions;
- the law-making institutions and processes affecting the regime of air space and international air navigational and air transport;
- the legal regime of the national and international air space;
- the international standards and recommended practices and domestic laws regulating safety, security, air navigation, airports, and the environment;
- aircraft accident investigation;
- the concept of civil and state aircraft;
- State certification and licensing of aircraft and airmen under international standards;
- the exchange of air traffic rights; and
- dispute resolution.
Download the full outline for the Public International Air Law course.
Method of Evaluation:
Exam(s): Final Exam (Open Book), weight 75 %
In-term assignments: Moot court exercise, mid-term, weight: 25 %.
Professor’s coordinates: ICAO, 700 de la Gauchetière, 25th floor, Tel. 514-954 8219 #8076
Email : lweber [at] icao [dot] int; ludwig [dot] weber [at] mcgill [dot] ca; Office hours : by appointment
Visiting Lecturers: Several visitors have been invited to the class. The dates of their presentations will be announced during the semester.
Aviation Safety Regulation [.pdf]
Air Navigation [.pdf]
Airport Finance [.pdf]