TWO REGIMES FOR AIR CARRIER LIABILITY: PARALLEL LIVES
The early efforts of the international community to establish a uniform carrier liability regime applicable to international air transportation were reflected in two separate but similar regimes: one for compensation of damages caused to passengers and goods transported on board the aircraft (the Warsaw System), and other for compensation of damages caused to people and things located on the ground (the Rome/Montreal System). They shared similar characteristics and at some point went into a grave crisis. However, while one of them managed to overcome the difficulties, the other seems doomed not to be able to succeed. This article intends to explain the reasons behind both phenomena.