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1. The entry into force of this Convention, irrespective of paragraphs 2 and 3, terminates the following agreements: in view of the work carried out under the agreement of 29 April 1963 on the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine from pollution and the supplementary agreement of December 1976, this agreement still governs the principles of Rhine navigation today. The Member States are currently Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland. [4] 1. “Rhine” The Rhine of submarine runoff and, in the Netherlands, subsidiaries of Bovenrijn, Bijlands Kanaal, Pannerdensch Kanaal, IJssel, Nederrijn, Lek, Waal, Boven-Merwede, Beneden-Merwede, Noord, Oude Maas, Nieuwe Maas and Scheur up to the Article 5 baseline with respect to Article 11 of the UN Agreement on the Law of the Sea, Ketelmeer and IJs. The Commission also looked at simplifying customs procedures. It intervened with the military authorities for the removal of military bridges that hindered navigation. Cooperation with other international organisations has developed, notably with the ECSC High Authority and then with the European Commission. Specific agreements have been reached on the working conditions and social security schemes of Boaters in the Rhine.

2. Decisions, recommendations, limit values and any other agreement on the basis of the agreement of 29 April 1963 on the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine from Pollution, the supplementary agreement of 3 December 1976 and the agreement of 3 December 1976 on the protection of the Rhine from chemical pollution remain applicable without any change in their legal nature. , as long as the Commission does not expressly abandon them. From a legal point of view, the Commission`s authority derives from the agreements reached at the Vienna Congress, which took place in 1815 after the Napoleonic Wars. The first meeting took place on 15 August 1816 in Mainz. In 1831, the Mainz Convention was adopted, which defined a series of first laws for Rhineland navigation.

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