Le régime juridique des aéroports à vocation commerciale. Contribution à la théorie du droit économique aérien, Upio KAKURA WAPOL

Upio Kakura Wapol

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The reflection carried out in this book raises questions about the future of commercial airports in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a context of deprivatisation and globalisation. It explores the process of developing and implementing the economic regulation of airports in the light of certain foreign laws and in the mirror of other forms of normativity that compete with formal law.

Taking into account the liberalised, globalised and competitive air transport environment, the book deciphers the rules and mechanisms governing the public ownership and operation of airports, identifying their limitations, before advocating the adoption of a new airport regime with a view to the greening of civil aviation. The airport’s encounter with the market seems to call for such a reform in the light of the competition between hard or formal law and soft or informal law.

The interdisciplinary approach used in this study allows the reader to enter the "parallel world" of rules of uncertain normative value, mainly derived from the non-binding instruments articulated in certain Annexes to the Chicago Convention, as well as from policy documents and indicative elements in the field of economic regulation of airports, from both public and private sources.

The legal scope of these different normative instruments is examined in the light of the soft law paradigm that fuels the legal pluralism observed in the emergence of air economic law.

This book is intended for academics as well as researchers and professionals interested in the new model of normative production that characterizes the evolution of modern law.

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Stéphane Rodrigues, Le régime juridique des aéroports à vocation commerciale. Contribution à la théorie du droit économique aérien, Upio KAKURA WAPOL, September 2018, Concurrences N° 3-2018, Art. N° 87443, p. 218

Publisher Bruylant

Date 2 April 2018

Number of pages 488

ISBN 9782802760375

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