Major air law treaties
To which major air law treaties related to carrier liability for passenger injury or death is your state a party?
The Warsaw Convention 1929 was extended to Nigeria by the British colonial government via an order known as the Carriage by Air (Colonies, Protectorates and Other Trust Territories) Order 1953. This Order was repealed by section 77(1)(a) of the Civil Aviation Act 2006 (CAA 2006). Prior to its repeal, the applicability of the Warsaw Convention as the basis for determining air carrier liability was upheld in a plethora of Nigerian cases. The Warsaw Convention has, however, ceased to apply in Nigeria.
In post-colonial Nigeria, international treaties are not directly effective in Nigeria when they are signed or acceded to. The Nigerian constitution requires the treaty to be incorporated into local law to make it effective.