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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Elbe River

Dietrich Rauschning

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 27 January 2020

Subject(s):
Rivers — Pollution

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The Elbe River rises in the Czech Republic and flows through Germany to the North Sea. The river is 1165 km long and the German part measures 727 km. The Elbe River is navigable from Pardubice to the North Sea (940 km).2 The Elbe is one of the navigable rivers mentioned in Art. 108 Act of the Congress of Vienna ([signed 9 June 1815] (1815) 64 CTS 454; Vienna Congress [1815]). Under this treaty, States separated or traversed by the same navigable river engaged to regulate the navigation of that river in common instruments. The navigation of such rivers should be...
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