The Life and Death of a Treaty

Bermuda 2

  • Handley Stevens

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. The Narrative

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Handley Stevens
      Pages 3-29
    3. Handley Stevens
      Pages 31-46
    4. Handley Stevens
      Pages 47-73
    5. Handley Stevens
      Pages 75-93
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      Pages 117-131
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      Pages 133-152
  3. The Treaty

  4. Supplementary Documentation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Handley Stevens
      Pages 277-279
    3. Handley Stevens
      Pages 281-282
    4. Handley Stevens
      Pages 283-367
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 369-383

About this book


This book offers an exceptionally well informed and well documented study of the processes by which a Treaty is not only created, but managed and adapted as a living organism, responding to changing political and economic circumstances throughout its life.  Bermuda 2, which governed air services between the UK and the USA from 1977 till 2008, had to accommodate rapid but volatile market growth, conflicting policies for a more open market, and a market structure which evolved from national champions to multinational alliances.  With stakes high enough for Presidents and Prime Ministers to intervene at key moments, the dramatic narrative (Part I) is helpfully cross-referenced to a fully annotated Treaty text (Part II) as well as a unique collection of supplementary documents (Part III). These three elements offer students of international law and international relations, as well as to-day’s post-BREXIT practitioners, a comprehensive guide to the wide range of legal instruments and negotiating strategies that may be used to govern and regulate a major industry within the framework of a Treaty relationship.


Bermuda 2 Treaty Liberalisation Alliances Globalisation Charter Air Service London Airports UK USA Brexit North Atlantic Tariffs North Atlantic Cargo Operations Association of European Airlines British Airways European Union International Civil Aviation Organisation International Air Transport Association Trans World Airways (UK) Protection of Trading Interests Act

Authors and affiliations

  • Handley Stevens
    • 1
  1. 1.LondonUnited Kingdom

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