Commentary

33 International contractual arrangements: carriage by rail

CARRIERS vol 6(1)B
| Commentary

33 International contractual arrangements: carriage by rail

| Commentary

33 International contractual arrangements: carriage by rail

The Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) regulates the carriage of goods and also of passengers and their luggage by rail1. COTIF prescribes Uniform Rules2 which specify the rights and duties of the railway operator, passengers, and consignors and consignees of goods. In addition, COTIF regulates the position of railway operators amongst themselves where they have been involved in successive transport of the same passengers or goods. The provisions of COTIF are subordinate to EU rules regulating international carriage by railway within the territory of the member states. These provisions are primarily

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