The independence and objectives of the accident investigation functions of the Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority in light of the ICAO guidelines

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dc.contributor.advisor Hobe, Stephan en
dc.contributor.postgraduate Magagula, Bonginkosi Wilfred en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-14T09:45:10Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-14T09:45:10Z
dc.date.created 2016-04-14 en
dc.date.issued 2016 en
dc.description Mini Dissertation (LLM)--University of Pretoria, 2016. en
dc.description.abstract The need for any aviation authority to have an alert and more so, efficient accident or incident investigation mechanism cannot be over emphasized particularly in present day aviation practice. It is thus, in the best interest of any state, not only to be on the high alert in the event of an accident occurring. As well as also having sufficient resources and expertise, to engage in the investigative process. A significant factor to the carrying out of such investigations is off course, the manner in which such process is regulated. More so because investigations of this nature can only be carried out and addressed in a manner stipulated as a matter of law. It would therefore follow, that the legislation which directly regulates the process in which the investigations are carried out should be both succinct and clear. Further, it should also adhere strictly to internationally established guidelines of due conduct in the occurrence of accidents. Aircraft accident and incident investigations are central to the observance of safety in aviation as a sector. Thus, the realization of aircraft safety in aviation is a central function of any aviation authority. It is a role so central, that it is one that is internationally recognised and harmonised. Though not a matter of enforced International law, international best practice in this field is established in a convention, in particular the International Convention on Civil Aviation of 1944, which is more commonly referred to as the Chicago convention. As all treaties and/or conventions this is an opt?in regulatory mechanism, in which only member states bind themselves. Therefore, where a state becomes a signatory to same and has bound itself, it is of crucial importance that it observes the laws or regulations to which it has bound itself. As a matter of course, individual state compliance at times even for mere ratification purposes has proved over time to be a tricky process for numerous states. This is particularly prevalent in developing countries. Some texts have attributed this to various aspects, such as lack of necessary expertise and resources amongst other factors. Whatever the reason however, it is important that states eventually comply with regulations laid out in conventions, so as to achieve harmonisation in processes of International applicability. This research paper seeks to take an in depth look into to the extent to which Swaziland as a member state of the Chicago convention, has achieved compliance with the set guidelines of the Chicago Convention. However, the report will confine itself to aircraft safety as the focal point, and in particular, focus on the specific regulatory mechanisms that relate to aircraft accident and incidents. en
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dc.description.degree LLM en
dc.description.department Public Law en
dc.identifier.citation Magagula, BW 2016, The independence and objectives of the accident investigation functions of the Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority in light of the ICAO guidelines, LLM Mini Dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd <http://hdl.handle.net/2263/53149> en
dc.identifier.other A2016 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/53149
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
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dc.subject UCTD en
dc.title The independence and objectives of the accident investigation functions of the Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority in light of the ICAO guidelines en
dc.type Mini Dissertation en


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