Passenger Liability under the Warsaw Convention

AuthorJohn D. Holding
Chapter 4: Passenger Liability under
the Warsaw Convention
NOTE: For commentary and case law on those provisions com-
mon to both the Montreal and Warsaw Conventions, see the refer-
ences to Chapter 3 set out below.
1) Ambit of Liability
The carrier is liable for damage sustained in the case of death or
bodily injury to a passenger,
caused by accident,
on board the aircraft or in the course of the operations of
embarking or disembarking.1
These provisions are the same as corresponding provisions in the
Montreal Convention.
1 Warsaw Convention, art. 17.

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