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International | International treaties adherence
 
The Netherlands is party to most of the international criminal, human rights, humanitarian and refugee law.
   
 
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International Humanitarian Law Adherence dateCommentary (including relevant reservations, derogations and declarations)
Geneva Conventions I, II, III, IV 1949
03.08.54 
Additional Protocol I 197726.06.87Declarations at time of ratification
Additional Protocol II 197726.06.87 
Additional Protocol III 2005 13.12.06 
Hague Convention 195414.10.58
 
Hague Protocol 195414.10.58
 
Hague Protocol 199930.01.07
 
ENMOD Convention 197615.04.83 
International Human rights Law Adherence dateCommentary (including relevant reservations, derogations and declarations)
ICERD 196510.12.71
 
ICCPR 196611.12.78
 
ICCPR - OP1 196611.12.78
 
ICCPR - OP2 1989---
 
ICESCR 196611.12.78
 
CEDAW 197923.07.91
 
OP-CEDAW 199922.05.02
 
CAT 198421.12.98
 
OP-CAT 2002---
Signature only on ???
CRC 199006.02.95
Article 38
"With regard to article 38 of the Convention, the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands declares that it is of the opinion that States would not be allowed to involve children directly or indirectly in hostilities and that the minimum age for the recruitment or incorporation of children in the armed forces should be above fifteen years.
In times of armed conflict, provisions shall prevail that are most conducive to guaranteeing the protection of children under international law, as referred to in article 41 of the Convention."
CRC Optional Protocol Armed Conflict 200024.09.09
 
CRC Optional Protocol Sale of Children 200023.08.05
 
ICRMW 1990---
 
Disability Rights Convention ---

Signature on 30.03.07

Convention on Enforced Disappearances [not yet in force]---
 
Weapons Adherence dateCommentary (including relevant reservations, derogations and declarations)
Geneva Gas Protocol 192531.10.30
 
Biological Weapons Convention 197222.06.81
 
Chemical Weapons Convention 199318.06.87
 
Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons 198018.06.87

1. With regard to article 2, paragraph 4, of Protocol II : It is the understanding of the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands that a specific area of land may also be a military objective if, because of its location or other reasons specified in paragraph 4, its total or partial destruction, capture, or neutralization in the circumstances ruling at the time, offers a definitive military advantage;

2. With regard to article 3, paragraph 3, under c, of Protocol II : It is the understanding of the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands that military advantage refers to the advantage anticipated from the attack considered as a whole and not only from isolated or particular parts of the attack;

3. With regard to article 8, paragraph 1, of Protocol II : It is the understanding of the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands that the words "as far as it is able" mean "as far as it is technically able";

4. With regard to article 1, paragraph 3, of Protocol III : It is the understanding of the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands that a specific area of land may also be a military objective if, because of its location or other reasons specified in paragraph 3, its total or partial destruction, capture, or neutralization in the circumstances ruling at the time, offers a definitive military advantage.
CCW Protocol I 198018.06.87
 
CCW Prot. II 198018.06.87  
CCW Prot. III 198018.06.87  
CCW Prot. IV 199525.03.99
Declaration:

With regard to Article 1:

"The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands takes the view that the provisions of Protocol IV which, given their content or nature, can also be applied in peacetime must be observed in all circumstances."
CCW Protocol II (amended) 199625.03.99
 
CCW Amendment 200119.05.04
 
CCW Prot. V 200318.07.05
 
Ottawa Treaty 199712.04.99
 
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 Signature only on 03.12.2008
Refugees Adherence dateCommentary (including relevant reservations, derogations and declarations)
Refugee Convention 195103.05.56
 
Refugee Protocol 1967 29.11.68
 
International criminal law Adherence dateCommentary (including relevant reservations, derogations and declarations)
Slavery Convention 192607.07.55
 
Genocide Convention 194820.06.66
 
Convention on Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity 1968---
 
ICC Rome Statute 199817.07.01
 
Terrorism Adherence dateCommentary (including relevant reservations, derogations and declarations)
Convention Against the Taking of Hostages 197906.12.88
 
Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism 199907.02.02

Declaration:

"The Kingdom of the Netherlands understands Article 10, paragraph 1, of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism to include the right of the competent judicial authorities to decide not to prosecute a person alleged to have committed such an offence, if, in the opinion of the competent judicial authorities grave considerations of procedural law indicate that effective prosecution will be impossible.
Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings 199707.02.02

Declaration:

"The Kingdom of the Netherlands understands Article 8, paragraph 1, of the International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings to include the right of the competent judicial authorities to decide not to prosecute a person alleged to have committed such an offence, if, in the opinion of the competent judicial authorities grave considerations of procedural law indicate that effective prosecution will be impossible."

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