Appendix B: Warsaw Convention 1929

AuthorJohn D. Holding, Q.C., MRAeS
Pages108-120
Appendix B: Warsaw Convention 1929
CONVENTION FOR THE UNIFICATION OF CERTAIN RULES RELATING
TO INTERNATIONAL CARRIAGE BY AIR, SIGNED AT WARSAW ON 12
OCTOBER 1929 (WARSAW CONVENTION)
CHAPTER I
SCOPE — DEFINITIONS
Article 1
1. This Convention applies to all international carr iage of persons, lug-
gage or goods per formed by aircraft for reward. It applies equally to grat ui-
tous carriage by airc raft performed by an air transport under taking.
2. For the purposes of this Convention the expression “international car-
riage” means any carriage in which, according to the contract made by the
parties, t he place of departure and the place of dest ination, whether or not
there be a break in the carriage or a transhipment, are situated either withi n
the terr itories of two High Contracti ng Parties, or w ithin the territory of a
single Hig h Contracting Par ty, i f there is an agreed stopping place w ithin
a territory subject to t he sovereignty, suzerainty, mandate or authority of
another Power, even though that Power is not a par ty to t his Convention.
A carr iage without such an agreed stopping place between terr itories sub-
ject to the sovereignty, suzerainty, mandate or authority of the same High
Contracting Part y is not deemed to be international for the pur poses of this
Convention.
3. A carriage to be performed by several successive air carriers is deemed,
for the pur poses of this Convention, to be one undivided car riage, if it has
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