Contracting Parties > Second Protocol to the Hague Convention of 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict > Netherlands
|Signature||March 26, 1999|
|Acceptance||January 30, 2007|
|Entry into force||April 30, 2007|
Territorial InformationTerritorial application notified on May 11, 2011:
"In accordance with the terms of the notification of 8 October 2010, hereinafter the status report of the international agreements that apply to Curaçao, Sint Maarten and/or the Caribbean part of the Netherlands as a result of the modification of the internal constitutional relations within the Kingdom of the Netherlands: The Netherlands (European part) - application: yes; entry into force: 30 April 2007 / Caribbean part of the Netherlands (the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba) - application: yes; entry into force: 10 January 2011 (see Note of 8 October 2010) / Aruba - application: no; entry into force: no / Curaçao - application: no; entry into force: no / Sint Maarten - application: no; entry into force: no."
Territorial application to the territories of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba notified on October 10, 2010.
"With effect from 10 October 2010, the Netherlands Antilles will cease to exist as a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. From that date onwards, the Kingdom will consist of four parts: the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Marteen. Curaçao and Sint Marteen will enjoy internal self-government within the Kingdom, as Aruba and, up to 10 October 2010, the Netherlands Antilles do.
These changes constitute a modification of the internal constitutional relations within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Kingdom of the Netherlands will accordingly remain the subject of international law with which agreements are concluded. The modification of the structure of the Kingdom will therefore not affect the validity of the international agreements ratified by the Kingdom for the Netherlands Antilles: these agreements, including any reservations made, will continue to apply to Curaçao and Sint Marteen.
The other islands that have until now formed part of the Netherlands Antilles – Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba – will become part of the Netherlands, thus constituting “the Caribbean part of the Netherlands. The agreements that now apply to the Netherlands Antilles will also continue to apply to these islands; however, the Government of the Netherlands will now be responsible for implementing these agreements. In addition, a number of the agreements that currently apply to the Netherlands are hereby declared applicable, from 10 October 2010, to this Caribbean part of the Netherlands. The agreements concerned are listed in the Annex.
A status report of the agreements that apply to Curaçao, Sint Marteen and/or the Caribbean part of the Netherlands, including any reservations and declarations, will be supplied in the near future.”
The Permanent Delegation kindly requests the Director-General, in her capacity as depositary, to inform States Parties of the modification described above and all of the extensions listed in the Annex."