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Convention for the Protection of the Rhine
WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE CONVENTION AND THE DECISION?
The aims of the convention are as follows:
The riparian countries (the countries through which the Rhine flows) undertake to:
The International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine (ICPR) is made up of representatives of the contracting states. It is chaired in turn by these states. It takes decisions unanimously and communicates them to the contracting parties. Its tasks are to:
Each year, the ICPR draws up an activity report and submits it to the contracting parties.
The contracting parties report regularly to the ICPR on the legislative, regulatory and other measures they have taken to implement the convention and the results of those measures.
In February 2020, at a Ministerial Conference in Amsterdam, the riparian states met to take stock of the implementation of the ICPR’s ‘Rhine 2020’ programme. They also adopted the new ‘Rhine 2040’ programme for the subsequent 20-year period.
ENTRY INTO FORCE
The convention entered into force on 1 January 2003.
For more information, see:
Convention on the Protection of the Rhine — Protocol of Signature (OJ L 289, 16.11.2000, pp. 31-37)
Council Decision 2000/706/EC of 7 November 2000 concerning the conclusion, on behalf of the Community, of the Convention for the Protection of the Rhine (OJ L 289, 16.11.2000, p. 30)
Directive 2007/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2007 on the assessment and management of flood risks (OJ L 288, 6.11.2007, pp. 27-34)
Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy (OJ L 327, 22.12.2000, pp. 1-73)
Successive amendments to Directive 2000/60/EC have been incorporated into the original text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.
last update 29.06.2020