Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.023 - European Convention for the Peaceful Settlement of Disputes
Nature of declaration : Territorial Applications
Status as of 24/07/2019
NetherlandsDeclaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 7 July 1958 - Or. Fr.
We approve herewith, for the Kingdom in Europe, Surinam, the Netherlands Antilles and Netherlands New Guinea, in respect of all the provisions contained therein, the Convention reproduced above.
Notes by the Secretariat:
The Convention no longer applies to Surinam since this territory became independent on 25 November 1975.
As of 10 October 2010, the term "the Netherlands Antilles" should be read as "Curaçao, Sint Maarten and the Caribbean part of the Netherlands (the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba)" – see the Communication from the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands registered at the Secretariat General on 28 September 2010, concerning the modification in the structure of the Kingdom. ]
Period covered: 07/07/1958 -
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Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the Netherlands, dated 24 December 1985, registered at the Secretariat General on 3 January 1986 - Or. Engl.
The island of Aruba, which is at present still part of the Netherlands Antilles, will obtain internal autonomy as a country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands as of 1 January 1986. Consequently the Kingdom will from then on no longer consist of two countries, namely the Netherlands (the Kingdom in Europe) and the Netherlands Antilles (situated in the Caribbean region), but will consist of three countries, namely the said two countries and the country Aruba.
As the changes being made on 1 January 1986 concern a shift only in the internal constitutional relations within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and as the Kingdom as such will remain the subject under international law with which treaties are concluded, the said changes will have no consequences in international law regarding to treaties concluded by the Kingdom which already apply to the Netherlands Antilles, including Aruba. These treaties will remain in force for Aruba in its new capacity of country within the Kingdom. Therefore these treaties will as of 1 January 1986, as concerns the Kingdom of the Netherlands, apply to the Netherlands Antilles (without Aruba) and Aruba.
Consequently the treaties referred to in the annex, to which the Kingdom of the Netherlands is a Party and which apply to the Netherlands Antilles, will as of 1 January 1986 as concerns the Kingdom of the Netherlands apply to the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.
List of Conventions referred to by the Declaration
23. European Convention for the Peaceful Settlement of Disputes (1957).
Period covered: 01/01/1986 -
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