List of declarations made with respect to treaty No. 044
Status as of: 19/4/2014
Declaration made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 8 January 1975 - Or. Fr.
In depositing this instrument of ratification, the Permanent Representative stated that Protocols Nos 2, 3 and 5 shall enter into force in respect of Greece with effect from 28 November 1974, date of the deposit of the instrument of ratification of the Convention of 4 November 1950 and of the Protocol of 20 March 1952. He recalled the declaration made by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Greece on 28 November 1974, at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification of the Convention and the said Protocol and at the occasion of signature of Protocol No. 5 of 20 January 1966, according to which Greece should complete with a minimum of delay the whole set of instruments relating to the Convention with effect from 28 November 1974.
Period covered: 8/1/1975 -
Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 11 October 1966 - Or. Fr.
We approve herewith, for the Kingdom of Europe, Surinam and the Dutch West Indies, in respect of all the provisions contained therein, the Protocol reproduced above.
Period covered: 21/9/1970 -
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
44 Protocol No. 2 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, conferring upon the European Court of Human Rights competence to give advisory opinions (1963).
Period covered: 1/1/1986 -