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ICAO GETS SOME OVERSIGHT POWER.

ICAO members endorsed the creation of a universal "safety oversight program" that would give the organization the authority to audit the safety regimes of member states. However, the plan stops short of giving ICAO carte blanche authority, stating: "Contracting States agree to audits being performed at ICAO's initiative, with the audited state's consent and under a [MOU] with [ICAO] in order to fully respect the principle of sovereignty. …

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