608. Prohibition on contracting out.

Any stipulation which would directly or indirectly derogate from the provisions of the CMR Convention1, other than an agreement between carriers on provisions other than those relating to the apportionment of liability between carriers for compensation payable to claimants2, is void3: in particular, a clause shifting the burden of proof or giving the carrier the benefit of insurance obtained by the sender or consignee will be null and void