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Agreement concerning the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine against Pollution

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Apr 29, 1963
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000484)
Title (French)

Accord concernant la Commission internationale pour la protection du Rhin contre la pollution

Title (Other)

Vereinbarung über die Internationale Kommission zum Schutz des Rheins gegen Verunreinigung

Place of adoption
Bern
Depository
Switzerland
Language
German, French, Dutch
Entry into force
May 1, 1965
Subject
Water
Keyword
River basin institution Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution Basin/catchment/watershed
Abstract

Objectives: To attempt to prevent further pollution of the waters of the Rhine and improve their present state. Summary of provisions: Parties undertake to continue to collaborate in the question of the protection of the waters of the Rhine below the lower Lake, within the framework of the Commission (art. 1). The Commission is, inter alia, to prepare and carry out all necessary research to determine the nature, importance and origin of pollution of the Rhine, propose to Parties measures capable of protecting the Rhine against pollution, prepare the basis of possible arrangements between Parties (art. 2), and furnish them yearly with a report of its activity (art. 11). Parties agree that the Commission is to collaborate specifically with the International Commissions for the protection of the Moselle, the Sarre and the Lake of Constance, as well as with the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine, with a view to exchanging regular and complete information (art. 10 of the Protocol of signature). Institutional mechanisms: The Commission is constituted of an independent technical Secretariat set up at the Federal Institute for Hydrology of Coblenz, for a period of five years (art. 8 of the Protocol of signature). It is also to set up a working group for current research (art. 7).

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