Decision 2021/121 - EU position in reply to the State Letter sent by the International Civil Aviation Organization as regards Amendment 28 to Section D of Chapter 9 of Annex 9 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation

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Current status

This decision has been published on February  3, 2021 and entered into force on January 28, 2021.

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Key information

official title

Council Decision (EU) 2021/121 of 28 January 2021 on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in reply to the State Letter sent by the International Civil Aviation Organization as regards Amendment 28 to Section D of Chapter 9 of Annex 9 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation
 
Legal instrument Decision
Number legal act Decision 2021/121
Original proposal COM(2021)16 EN
CELEX number i 32021D0121

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Key dates

Document 28-01-2021; Date of adoption
Publication in Official Journal 03-02-2021; OJ L 37 p. 6-9
Effect 28-01-2021; Entry into force Date of document See Art 2
End of validity 31-12-9999

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3.2.2021   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 37/6

 

COUNCIL DECISION (EU) 2021/121

of 28 January 2021

on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in reply to the State Letter sent by the International Civil Aviation Organization as regards Amendment 28 to Section D of Chapter 9 of Annex 9 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 16(2) and point (a) of Article 87(2), in conjunction with Article 218(9) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

Whereas:

 

(1)

The Convention on International Civil Aviation (the ‘Chicago Convention’), which aims to regulate international air transport, entered into force on 4 April 1947. It established the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

 

(2)

The Member States of the Union are contracting States to the Chicago Convention and members of ICAO, whereas the Union has observer status in certain ICAO bodies.

 

(3)

Pursuant to Article 54 of the Chicago Convention, the ICAO Council is to adopt international standards and recommended practices (‘SARP’s).

 

(4)

On 21 December 2017, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) decided in its Resolution 2396 (2017) that the UN Member States are to develop the capability to collect, process and analyse, in furtherance of the ICAO SARPs, passenger name record (PNR) data and to ensure PNR data is used by and shared with all their competent national authorities, with full respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms for the purpose of preventing, detecting and investigating terrorist offences and related travel.

 

(5)

UNSC Resolution 2396 (2017) also urged ICAO to work with the contracting States to establish a standard for the collection, use, processing and protection of PNR data.

 

(6)

The SARPs on PNR are set out in Section D of Chapter 9 of Annex 9 to the Chicago Convention. Those SARPs are complemented by additional guidance, in particular ICAO Document 9944 setting out guidelines on PNR data.

 

(7)

On 23 June 2020, the ICAO Council adopted Amendment 28 to Section D of Chapter 9 of Annex 9 to the Chicago Convention, setting out a new set of SARPs for the contracting States to develop their capabilities to collect, use, process and protect PNR data for flights to and from their territory (‘Amendment 28’), supported by an appropriate legal and administrative framework.

 

(8)

In accordance with Article 90 of the Chicago Convention, unless a majority of its contracting States register their disapproval, Amendment 28 becomes effective three months after the deadline for registering such disapproval.

 

(9)

In accordance with Article 38 of the Chicago Convention, any contracting State which finds it impracticable to comply in all respects with such international standards or procedures, or to bring its own regulations or practices into full accord with any international standard or procedure after amendment of the latter, or which deems it necessary to adopt regulations or practices differing in any particular respect from those established by an international standard, needs to give immediate notification to ICAO of the differences between its own practice and that established by the international standard. The notification of such differences has an impact on the legal effects of the standards adopted by ICAO. The Union’s position in the matter is therefore to be established in accordance with Article 218(9) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

 

(10)

Amendment 28 was notified to the contracting States by way of State Letter EC 6/3-20/71. According to that State Letter, any differences from...


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