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Article Comparison - Convention on the Protection of the Rhine

Article 4

To this end, the Contracting Parties shall be guided by the following principles:

(a) precautionary principle;

(b) principle of preventive action;

(c) principle of rectification, as a priority at source;

(d) polluter pays principle;

(e) principle of not increasing damage;

(f) principle of compensation in the event of major technical measures;

(g) principle of sustainable development;

(h) application and development of the state of the art and best environmental practice;

(i) principle of not transferring environmental pollution from one environment to another.