The Parliament of Turkmenistan adopted resolutions to join three new international conventions. The Turkmen Government announced in a message on 5th of November that the Mejlis, which represents the legislative body of the country, approved the Resolutions to join a series of international conventions.
According to the official announcement, the measures refer to adopting the Protocols related to the amendments of the articles 50(a) and the 56th Convention on International Civil Aviation, as well as adopting the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air and the Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict.
Turkmenistan first manifested its interest to adhere to the Convention on International Civil Aviation in 1993. The Convention which was originally signed in 1944, in Chicago, and established the International Civil Aviation Organization, marked the fact that the states part to the Convention have agreed on certain principles and regulations in order that international civil aviation could develop in a sustainable and orderly manner. As for the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air, it was signed in 1999 by the member states of the International Civil Aviation Organization and it regulated the international transport of passengers and luggage. However, Turkmenistan was not, at that point, among the countries to become part to the Convention.
The Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict was adopted in 1954, in Hague. It focuses on the protection of cultural heritage in the case of armed conflict. The resolutions adopted by the Mejlis of Turkmenistan focus not only on joining the Convention, but also on joining its protocols of 1954 and 1999.
The documents will bring a contribution to the country’s overall progress. According to the members of the National Parliament, the conventions represent important legal documents that will enrich the existing system of legislation of Turkmenistan. Together with the socio-economic and democratic reforms, they will contribute to accelerating the country’s progress.