Danubius International Conferences, 10th International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

Principles of Legal Regulation of Navigation on International Rivers in Europe. Problems and Solutions (On the Example of the Danube and Rhine Rivers)

Tetyana Vdovenko
Last modified: 2020-06-18


Today Europe is developing a unified navigation system of inland waterways, which is a network of interconnected natural and artificial waterways and allows inland navigation vessels to carry out Trans-European navigation from one river basin to another. This article examines the problems and mechanisms of their solution related to the development of a unified navigation system of inland waterways and the development of a new international legal regime for navigation on international rivers in Europe. The study is based on the analysis of international legal acts of the Mannheim Convention on the navigation of the Rhine of 1868 and the Belgrade Convention of 1948 on the regime of navigation on the Danube. The Article analyzes the principles, problems and ways of resolving, legal regulation of navigation on the international rivers Danube and Rhine.