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  • proper n. An international treaty (full title: Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air, Signed at Warsaw on 12 October 1929) signed in Warsaw in 1929, covering international air travel, including such topics as ticketing, cargo and liability.


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  • He sued for damages on the basis of Article 17 of the Warsaw Convention, which is the legal basis for making the claim.


  • For example, both the U.S. and foreign countries signed the Warsaw Convention, and helped craft it, so U.S. courts should look to foreign court rulings for any insights they may have about what its vague provisions mean and what its drafters intended.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Foreign Law Debate: Part II.

  • The Convention represents a vast improvement over the liability regime established under the Warsaw Convention and its related instruments, relative to passenger rights in the event of an accident.

    Message From The President On International Carriage By Air

  • Upon entry into force for the United States, the Convention, where applicable, would supersede the Warsaw Convention, as amended by the Protocol to Amend the Warsaw Convention, done at Montreal September 25,

    Message From The President On International Carriage By Air

  • Furthermore, several cases involved victims who were traveling on tickets for international passage and therefore were covered by International Treaty (i.e., the Warsaw Convention and related protocols).

    Opinio Juris

  • Sheila Birnbaum, was how to settle international claims covered by the Warsaw Convention and related protocols.

    Opinio Juris

  • Under the Montreal Convention, a treaty ratified by the United States in 2003 amending 1929's Warsaw Convention, an airline faces a maximum liability of roughly $1,500 per piece of lost luggage unless the loss resulted from an act or omission "done with intent to cause damage or recklessly and with knowledge that damage would probably result."

    Law.com - Newswire

  • Warsaw Convention international liability is only a $660 dollars per bag, where U.S.


  • The limit prescribed by the Warsaw Convention is set according to an international standard, which is



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