Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.196 - Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism

Nature of declaration : Reservations
Status as of 19/05/2019

Netherlands

Reservation contained in the instrument of acceptance deposited on 22 July 2010 - Or. Engl.

With due regard to Article 20, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Kingdom of the Netherlands reserves the right to refuse to extradite an alleged offender for any of the offences referred to in Articles 5 to 7 and 9 of the Convention that are regarded as political offences or as offences connected with a political offence, where such offences do not relate to the offences described in the Conventions referred to under points 9 and 10 of the Appendix to the Convention.

[Note by the Secretariat: The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has informed the Secretary General of its intention to uphold wholly this reservation for a period of 3 years (Article 20 of the Convention)
- in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the Netherlands, dated 11 July 2013, registered at the Secretariat General on 16 July 2013 – Or. Engl. (Period covered : from 1 November 2013 to 1 November 2016);
- in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the Netherlands, dated 22 June 2016, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 June 2016 – Or. Engl. (Period coverred : from 1 November 2016 to 1 November 2019);
- in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the Netherlands, dated 2 May 2019, registered at the Secretariat General on 2 May 2019 – Or. Engl. (Period coverred : from 1 November 2019 to 1 November 2022).]
Period covered: 01/11/2010 -
Articles concerned : 20

Renewal of a reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the Netherlands, dated 11 July 2013, registered at the Secretariat General on 16 July 2013 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 20, paragraph 5, of the Convention, the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands declares that it upholds wholly for the Kingdom in Europe, for another period of three years, its reservation made at the time of ratification of the Convention.

The Government is of the opinion that the reservation should be renewed to ensure that an extradition request can be denied if, in a highly exceptional case, an independent court finds that the extradition request is a political offence. However, there will be no obligation to deny the extradition request.
Period covered: 16/07/2013 -
Articles concerned : 20

Reservation contained in a Declaration of territorial application from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands dated 19 December 2014, registered at the Secretariat General on 23 January 2015 – Or. Engl.

With due regard to Article 20, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Kingdom of the Netherlands reserves the right to refuse to extradite an alleged offender for any of the offences referred to in Articles 5 to 7 and 9 of the Convention that are regarded as political offences or as offences connected with a political offence, where such offences do not relate to the offences described in the Conventions referred to under points 9 and 10 of the Appendix to the Convention

[Note by the Secretariat: The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has informed the Secretary General of its intention to uphold wholly this reservation for Aruba for a period of 3 years (Article 20 of the Convention)
- in a letter from the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Netherlands, dated 23 August 2017, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 August 2017 – Or. Eng. (Period covered : from 1 May 2018 to 1 May 2021).
Period covered: 01/05/2015 -
Articles concerned : 20

Renewal of a reservation contained in a letter from the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Netherlands, dated 23 August 2017, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 August 2017 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 20, paragraph 5, of the Convention, the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands declares that it upholds wholly for Aruba, for another period of three years, its reservation made at the time of ratification of the Convention in respect of Aruba.

The Government is of the opinion that the reservation, on the behalf of Aruba, should be renewed to ensure that an extradition request can be denied if, in a highly exceptional case, an independent court finds that the extradition request is a political offence. However, there will be no obligation to deny the extradition request.
Period covered: 24/08/2017 -
Articles concerned : 20

Renewal of a reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the Netherlands, dated 2 May 2019, registered at the Secretariat General on 2 May 2019 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 20, paragraph 5, of the Convention, the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands declares that it upholds wholly for the European part of the Netherlands, for another period of three years, its reservation made at the time of ratification of the Convention.

The Government is of the opinion that the reservation, on behalf of the European part of the Netherlands, should be renewed to ensure that an extradition request can be denied if, in a highly exceptional case, the court should find that the extradition request concerns a political offence.
Period covered: 02/05/2019 -
Articles concerned : 20


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