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Revised Convention on the Navigation of the Rhine

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Oct 17, 1868
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000561)
Title (French)

Convention revisée pour la navigation du Rhin

Title (Other)

Revidierte Rheinschiffahrtsakte

Place of adoption
Mannheim
Language
German, French, Dutch
Entry into force
Jul 1, 1869
Subject
Water
Keyword
Transport/storage Estuaries Court/tribunal Navigation Intellectual property rights/patents River basin institution Basin/catchment/watershed Authorization/permit Inspection Jurisdictional competence Harbour
Geographical area
Europe
Abstract

Objectives: To replace the Convention regarding Rhine navigation of 31st March 1831. Summary of provisions: The navigation of the Rhine is free to the vessels of all nations for the transport of merchandise and persons, on the condition of conforming to the Convention (art. 1). Provisions deal with, inter alia, the levying of duties (art. 2 to 8), custom controls (art. 9), smuggling (art. 12) and vessel and raft certificates (art. 22 to 25). Parties are to, inter alia, maintain in good order port facilities and the existing twopaths and Rhine channel (art. 28), exchange information and consult on hydro-technic projects and take all necessary steps to ensure that navigation on the Rhine is not obstructed (art. 30). Tribunals are to be established to try cases concerning navigation on the Rhine (art. 33), and the Rhine is to be divided into inspection districts to be surveyed by inspectors yearly (art. 42). Institutional mechanisms: A Central Commission is established to, inter alia, examine all complaints arising from the application of the Convention, render judgement in cases of appeal, and prepare each year a report on the state of the Rhine navigation (art. 45).

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