Glossary of Airline Terminology

Hijacking Convention

(The Hague, December 16, 1970) Formally called the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft. The Hijacking Convention supplements provisions on unlawful seizure of aircraft found in the Tokyo Convention. The Hijacking Convention obligates a state, when an alleged offender is present in its territory and the state does not proceed with extradition, to establish its jurisdiction over the offense. The Hijacking Convention includes additional provisions on prosecution and extradition of offenders. The Hijacking Convention was ratified by the United States on September 14, 1971.

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