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NCJ Number: 62926 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: IMPLEMENTATION OF TOKYO (JAPAN) CONVENTION - HEARING BEFORE THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND AERONAUTICS, HR 14301, NOVEMBER 4, 1969
Author(s): ANON
Date Published: 1969
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: US Congress
Washington, DC 20510
Publication Number: 91-26
Sale Source: US Congress
House Subcommittee on Transportation and Aeronautics
Washington, DC 20510
United States of America
Type: Legislative/Regulatory Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TESTIMONY AT HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE HEARINGS SUPPORTS LEGISLATION TO IMPLEMENT THE TOKYO CONVENTION. THE CONCURRENT JURISDICTION ALLOWED BY THE CONVENTION WAS A MAJOR ELEMENT IN ITS FAVOR.
Abstract: THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND AERONAUTICS HEARD TESTIMONY FROM THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, AND FROM PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE PROPOSED LEGISLATION TO IMPLEMENT THE SIGNING OF THE TOKYO CONVENTION BY THE UNITED STATES. THE LEGISLATION WAS DESIGNED TO CHANGE DOMESTIC LAW, BRING IT UP-TO-DATE, AND ENABLE THE U.S. TO CARRY OUT THE OBLIGATIONS INCURRED IN SIGNING THE CONVENTION. THE BILL ESTABLISHES A BASIS FOR ASSERTING U.S. JURISDICTION OVER CRIMES COMMITTED ABOARD U.S. AIRCRAFT IN FLIGHT ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, IN AGREEMENT WITH THE CONVENTION WHICH ESTABLISHES JURISDICTIONAL COMPETENCE FOR THE STATE OF AIRCRAFT REGISTRY. THE ALLOWANCE OF CONCURRENT JURISDICTION WAS ONE OF THE MOST FAVORABLE PARTS OF THE CONVENTION. TESTIMONY INCLUDED A REVIEW OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE CONVENTION AND THE LEGISLATION, A DISCUSSION OF THE COOPERATION OF COUNTRIES WHO HAVE SIGNED THE CONVENTION CONCERNING HIJACKING AND THE RETURN OF HIJACKERS, THE PROBLEM OF CUBA'S LACK OF COOPERATION, OTHER QUESTIONS OF MUTUAL JURISDICTIONAL REGULATION, STRICT PENALTIES AS A DETERRENT TO HIJACKING, AND BEHAVIOR IDENTIFICATION OF PERSONS SUSPECTED OF PLANNING TO HIJACK AN AIRCRAFT. THE TEXT OF THE BILL (HR 14301) AND DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS ARE INCLUDED. (RFC)
Index Term(s): Aircraft hijacking; Japan; Legislation; Personnel administration; Piracy
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