PROTOCOL Relating to an Amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation [Article 50(a)]
Signed at Montreal, on 26 October 1990
THE ASSEMBLY OF THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANIZATION
HAVING MET in its Twenty-eighth Session (Extraordinary) at Montreal on 25
HAVING NOTED that it is the desire of a large number of Contracting States to enlarge the membership of the Council in order to ensure better balance by means on an increased representation of Contracting States;
HAVING CONSIDERED it appropriate to increase the membership of that body from thirty-three to thirty-six;
HAVING CONSIDERED it necessary to amend, for the purpose aforesaid, the Convention on International Civil Aviation done at Chicago on the seventh day of December 1944,
1. APPROVES, in accordance with the provisions of Article 94 (a) of the Convention aforesaid, the following proposed amendment to the said Convention:
"In Article 50(a) of the Convention the second sentence shall be amended by replacing "thirty-three" by "thirty-six""
2. SPECIFIES, pursuant to the provisions of the said Article 94(a) of the said Convention, one hundred and eight as the number of Contracting States upon whose ratification the proposed amendment aforesaid shall come into force, and
3. RESOLVES that the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization shall draw up a Protocol, in the English, French, Russian and Spanish languages, each of which shall be of equal authenticity, embodying the amendment above-mentioned and the matter hereinafter appearing:
(a) The Protocol shall be signed by the President of the Assembly and its Secretary General.
(b) The Protocol shall be open to ratification by any States which has ratified or adhered to the said Conventionon International Civil Aviation.
(c) The instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the International Civil Aviation Organization;
(d) The Protocol shall come into force, in respect of the States which have ratified it on the date on which the one hundred and eighth instrument of ratification is so deposited;
(e) The Secretary General shall immediately notify all Contracting States of the date of deposit of each ratification of the Protocol;
(f) The Secretary General shall immediately notify all States parties to the said Convention of the date on which the Protocol comes into force;
(g) With respect to any Contracting State ratifying the Protocol after the date aforesaid, the Protocol shall come into force upon deposit of its instrument of ratification with the International Civil Aviation Organization.
CONSEQUENTLY, pursuant to the aforesaid action of the Assembly,
This Protocol has been drawn up by the Secretary General of the Organization;
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the President and the Secretary General of the aforesaid Twenty-eight Session (extraordinary) of the Assembly of the International Civil
Aviation Organization, being authorized thereto by the Assembly, sign this Protocol.
DONE at Montreal on the twenty-sixth day of October of the year one thousand nine hundred and ninety, in a single document in the English, French, Russian and Spanish languages, each text being equally authentic. This Protocol shall remain deposited in the archives of the International Civil Aviation Organization, and certified copies thereof shall be transmitted by the Secretary General of the Organization to all States parties to the Convention on International Civil Aviation done at Chicago on the seventh day of December 1944.