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03 April 2019
The Maldivian Constitution provides that any international treaty to which the Maldives becomes a party will be enforced only on Parliament's approval and in accordance with any conditions of such approval.(1) The Constitution further stipulates that Maldivian citizens will become compelled to act on such treaties only in accordance with the law enacted by Parliament.(2)
The Civil Aviation Act (2/2001) governs civil aviation matters, including:
The act obliges the Civil Aviation Authority to:
Pursuant to Section 2 of the Civil Aviation Authority Act and Section 25 of the Civil Aviation Act, the Civil Aviation Authority is entrusted to regulate all matters in relation to compliance with the international civil aviation conventions to which the Maldives is a party. Accordingly, the Civil Aviation Authority has enacted the Civil Aviation Regulations, Air Safety Circulars, Air Transport Regulations and Air Transport Circulars in order to implement the international civil aviation conventions to which the Maldives is a party.
The following conventions have been ratified in the Maldives:
In the Maldives, such rights are recorded in the Civil Aircraft Registry.
The Tokyo Convention:
In addition, certain protocols and additional articles have also been ratified by the Maldives, including:
There is no public information on the ratification of any other civil aviation-related conventions by the Maldives in the near future. However, there have been talks about implementing passenger rights legislation to govern the rights of domestic air passengers.
For further information on this topic please contact Ahmed Murad at Mazlan & Murad Law Associates by telephone (+960 3 344 720) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Mazlan & Murad Law Associates website can be accessed at www.mmlawassociates.com.
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