Human rights treaties often only valid in the Dutch part of the Kingdom

WILLEMSTAD - Many important human rights conventions apply exclusively in the Netherlands and not in Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, and the BES islands. The Advisory Council on International Affairs does not think that is okay.

In this case, it’s about the UN Convention on the Disabled, the European Convention for the prevention and combating of violence against women and domestic violence, and additional agreements with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.


The Netherlands has not yet officially responded to this accusation and says it needs more time.

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