Mendes de Leon/Buissing, Behind and Beyond the Chicago Convention: the Evolution of Aerial Sovereignty, 2019

Behind and Beyond the Chicago Convention is intended to analyse the concept of sovereignty in international civil aviation, how it evolved in the course of times, how it related to European integration process and to air traffic management. The meaning of sovereignty has been analysed philosophically and linked to current conceptions in an evolutionary process. The Convention on International Civil Aviation that concluded in Chicago on 7 December 1944, commonly referred to as the Chicago Convention, is one of the most ratified multilateral agreements currently in force, with 193 States Parties. In this deeply informative book, commemorating the 75th birthday of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, thirty-three of the most distinguished authors in aviation law offer perspectives on the quality of the Convention’s achievements.