By Audrey M. Robertson

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is not a signatory (or a party by extension from the UK) to the Rome Convention, the Geneva Convention, the Chicago Convention or the Cape Town Convention.

In relation to the Chicago Convention, however, certain provisions of that Convention, with which the United Kingdom is obliged to ensure that its overseas territories (including the BVI) comply, are reflected in the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2013.

The BVI is, by Order-in-Council from the United Kingdom, a party to the New York Convention.