JEAIL > Volume 11(2); 2018 > East Asian Observer
Research Paper
Published online: November 30, 2018

Regulating Ballistic Missile Usage for Ensuring Civil Aviation Safety: As a Matter of Urgency

Amad Sudiro
Jl. Letjen. S. Parman No. 1, Grogol, Jakarta Barat 11440 Indonesia.
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The increasing use of ballistic missiles as a means of delivering weapons of mass destruction in the course of military activities constitutes a new threat to civil aviation safety. Ballistic missiles are considered as a new form of offense and defense. These challenges may come in the form of warheads, carried by the missiles, with the possibility to explode at any time in air, or the long ranges of the missiles that bring them close to flight routes, which may endanger civil passengers. The multilateral treaty on ballistic missile prohibition is nonbinding in nature, voluntary and has a limited duration puts civil aviation safety at risk. Therefore, regulating ballistic missile in a binding manner are urgently needed to ensure civil aviation safety.

Keywords : Ballistic Missile, Civil Aviation Safety, Regulation, ICAO, Chicago Convention

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