Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.035 - European Social Charter

Nature of declaration : Territorial Applications
Status as of 22/05/2019

Netherlands

Declaration contained in a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, dated 31 March 1980, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 22 April 1980 - Or. Fr. and amended by a declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands dated 23 May 2017, registered at the Secretariat General on 29 May 2017 – Or. Engl.

As regards the Netherlands Antilles, the Kingdom of the Netherlands considers itself bound by Articles 1 and 5, Article 6 and Article 16.

[Note by the Secretariat: The Netherlands confirm the above mentioned declaration for Curaçao, Sint Maarten and the Caribbean part of the Netherlands (the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba) as from 10 October 2010. The declaration remains valid for Aruba.
See also 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 as of 10 October 2010.]
Period covered: 21/05/1980 -
Articles concerned : 20

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 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
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35 European Social Charter (1961)

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Period covered: 03/01/1986 -
Articles concerned : 34


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