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International Air Law - University of Geneva (Classroom, 3 days)



This course provides an in-depth review of the key aspects of international air law.

Gain insight into the legal and institutional framework of international air law regimes by studying the role and function of principal organizations involved in regulating the industry. Learn how air law developments and legal issues directly impact the aviation industry, and explore potential solutions to common air law issues.

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 3 days (24 hours)
Recommended level: Professional and Management
Prerequisites: None

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Learn about the importance of the Chicago Convention and its relation to public international air law
  • Analyze the impact of private international air law instruments and the Warsaw system
  • Understand the definitions and conditions of code sharing and code share agreements
  • Understand the legal and institutional framework of the European Union with reference to aviation

Course content

Public international air law

  • The Chicago Convention
  • Sovereignty, freedoms of the air, open sky agreements
  • Multilateral agreements

Public international air law

  • Warsaw and Montreal Conventions
  • Air carrier liabilities
  • Document of carriage

EU aviation law

  • Liberalization and regulation

Code share agreements and conventions

International aviation security regime

View course syllabus (pdf)

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

Participants enrolled in the Diploma in Advanced Studies in Aviation Management will benefit from receiving an academic diploma from both University of Geneva and IATA.

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline in-house counsel
  • Government officials involved in the air transport sector
  • Aviation lawyers in private practice
  • Lawyers in related fields seeking an understanding of the international aviation industry


Additional information

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