List of declarations made with respect to treaty No. 022
Status as of: 6/12/2013
Declaration made at the time of signature, on 29 April 1957 - Or. Fr.
At the time of signing the Second Protocol to the General Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Council of Europe, opened to signature on 15 December 1956 at Paris, I declare on behalf of the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands that my signature shall be valid only for the parts of the Kingdom to which apply or shall apply the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms signed at Rome on 4 November 1950 and the Protocol signed at Paris on 20 March 1952.
Period covered: 29/4/1957 -
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
22.Second Protocol to the General Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Council of Europe (1956)
Period covered: 1/1/1986 -