International Conflicts and the Safety of Air Travel

  • Eugene Sochor


With nation-states fiercely protective of their sovereign rights and national interests, it is no wonder that so much of the politics of international aviation has revolved around the use of the airspace. For all its expanse, the sky has definite limits for civil aviation since airlines require the safest and shortest routes to their destinations.


Civil Aviation Good Office Middle Route Civil Aviation Authority Northern Route 
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Notes and References

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    J. Schenkman, International Civil Aviation Organization (Geneva: H. Studer, 1955) p. 376.Google Scholar
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    M. Milde, ‘Dispute Settlement in the Framework of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)’ in Studies in Air and Space Law (Koln: Carl Heymanns, 1979) p. 91.Google Scholar
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    Milde, op. cit., p. 93. The Indian position is outlined in S.K. Agra-wala, Aircraft, Hijacking and International Law (Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Publications, 1973) Chapter 10.Google Scholar
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    Hans J. Morgenthau, Politics Among Nations (New York: Knopf, 1973) p. 425.Google Scholar
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    The area in question had been a matter of dispute since China in 1974 defeated a Vietnam naval force and reiterated its long standing claim over Hainan. (See Marwyn S. Samuels, Contest for the South China Sea (New York: Methuen, 1982).)Google Scholar
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    Andrew Wilson, ‘The Aegean Dispute’, Aldelphi Paper no. 155, London, International Institute for Strategic Studies, Winter 1979–1980, p. 7.Google Scholar
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    Thomas Buergenthal, Lawmaking in the International Civil Aviation Organization (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1969) p. 226.Google Scholar
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    Yves Beigbeder, ‘Le Rúle politique, administratif et opérationnel du Secrétaire Général de l’Organisation des Nations Unies’, International Review of Administrative Sciences, LI(4), 1985, p. 282.Google Scholar

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