Netherlands: Consent to be Bound to Amended Protocol II on the Use of Mines, Booby-Traps and Other Devices

State Netherlands
Treaty Amended Protocol II on the Use of Mines, Booby-Traps and Other Devices
Action Type Consent to be Bound
Depositary Secretary-General of the United Nations
Date 25 March 1999
Note

Declarations:

 With regard to Article 1, paragraph 2:

       "The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands takes the view that the provisions of the Protocol which, given their content or nature, can also be applied in peacetime, must be observed in all circumstances."

 

With regard to Article 2, paragraph 3:

       "The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands takes the view that the word ‘primarily’ means only that mines that are designed to be exploded by the presence, proximity or contact of a vehicle and that are equipped with an anti-handling device are not regarded as anti-personnel mines because of that device."

 

With regard to Article 2, paragraph 6:

       "The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands takes the view that a specific area of land may also be a military objective if, because of its location or other reasons specified in paragraph six, its total or partial destruction, capture, or neutralization in the circumstances ruling at the time, offers a definitive military advantage."

 

With regard to Article 3, paragraph 8, under c:

       "The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands takes the view 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.

 

With regard to Article 12, paragraph 2, under b:

       “The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands takes the view that the words ‘as far as it is able’ mean ‘as far as it is technically able’.”

 

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TERRITORIAL APPLICATION IN RESPECT OF THE CARIBBEAN PART OF THE NETHERLANDS (ISLANDS OF BONAIRE, SINT EUSTATIUS AND SABA) 
 
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, acting in his capacity as depositary, communicates the following:
 
The above action was effected on 28 April 2014.