8th Colloquium Bonn

Nearly one hundred participants from several European countries attended the conference. The new limitation of liability convention CLNI 2012 was i.a. discussed during the conference. In addition, the implementation of the Convention into national law was dealt with. Also, the guidelines on how to transpose the CLNI into national law, which were developed by the Legal Committee of IVR, were presented. 

We proudly look back on two successful and informative days!

Dr. Martin Fischer, the chair of the Legal Committee of the IVR, handed the guidelines on how to transpose the CLNI into national law over to the representatives of the Danube Commission and the Central Commission for the Rhine. These Guidelines were developed by the Legal Committee of IVR in order to support a broad deployment of the convention as well as the Judgements CLNI/CNMI.


Theresia Hacksteiner, Secretary General of IVR, presented a collection of rulings on CMNI and CLNI, providing a unique comparison of jurisprudence in the various countries with a short summary of the essence of the case and a reference to the relevant articles. IVR thus aims to contribute to a uniform and autonomous interpretation of these international conventions in all concerning countries.

CLNI JudgementsCMNI Judgements

Comparison of case law in different countries

The original lectures are published.

Head of Division WS 25, International inland waterway transport
policy, safety and environmental protection in inland
waterway transport, recreational shipping, Federal Ministry
of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Bonn

Grußwort Ministerialrat Kaune zum 8. IV R-Kolloquium

Director General of the Secretariat of the Danube
Commission, Budapest

Speech Petar Margić

(Dis-)Advantages of arbitration in inland navigation

Labourlaw aspects regarding inland waterway transport

Secretary Centraal Bureau voor de Rijn- en Binnenvaart

(CBRB) Rotterdam and Chair Social Committee EBU

Working time Directive inland navigation

Changing professional qualifications: A review of practical and legal developments

Manager Bundesverband der Deutschen Binnenschifffahrt

e.V., Duisburg

Berufsqualifikationen im Wandel

Which labour law is applicable on European rivers? A few practical examples