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    Article 26:

    The Kingdom of the Netherlands accepts the provisions of article 26 of the Convention with the reservation that these provisions shall not imply an independent entitlement of children to social security, including social insurance.

    Article 37:

    The Kingdom of the Netherlands accepts the provisions of article 37 (c) of the Convention with the reservation that these provisions shall not prevent the application of adult penal law to children of sixteen years and older, provided that certain criteria laid down by law have been met.

    Article 40:

    The Kingdom of the Netherlands accepts the provisions of article 40 of the Convention with the reservation that cases involving minor offences may be tried without the presence of legal assistance and that with respect to such offences the position remains that no provision is made in all cases for a review of the facts or of any measures imposed as a consequence.

    Further, on 18 December 2000, the Government of the Netherlands informed the Secretary-General that it had decided to accept the Convention on behalf of Aruba subject to the following rservations and declarations:

    Reservations:

    "Article 26

    The Kingdom of the Netherlands accepts the provisions of article 26 of the Convention with the reservation that these provisions shall not imply an independent entitlement of children to social security, including social insurance.

    Article 37

    The Kingdom of the Netherlands accepts the provisions of article 37 (c) of the Convention with the reservation that these provisions shall not prevent:

    - the application of adult penal law to children of sixteen years and older, provided that certain criteria laid down by law have been met;

    - that a child which has been detained will not always be accommodated separately from adults; if the number of children that has to be detained at a certain time is unexpectedly large, (temporary) accommodation together with adults may be unavoidable.

    Article 40

    The Kingdom of the Netherlands accepts the provisions of article 40 of the Convention with the reservation that cases involving minor offences may be tried without the presence of legal assistance and that with respect to such offences the position remains that no provision is made in all cases for a review of the facts or of any measures imposed as a consequence."

    Declarations:

    Article 14:

    It is the understanding of the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands that article 14 of the Convention is in accordance with the provisions of article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights of 19 December 1966 and that this article shall include the freedom of a child to have or adopt a religion or belief of his or her choice as soon as the child is capable of making such choice in view of his or her age or maturity.

    Article 22:

    With regard to article 22 of the Convention, the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands declares:
    a) that it understands the term ;refugee; in paragraph 1 of this article as having the same meaning as in article 1 of the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees of 28 July 1951; and

    b) that it is of the opinion that the obligation imposed under the terms of this article does not prevent
    - the submission of a request for admission from being made subject to certain conditions, failure to meet such conditions resulting in inadmissibility;

    - the referral of a request for admission to a third State, in the event that such a State is considered to be primarily responsible for dealing with the request for asylum.

    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.





    With regard to the reservation made by Iran (Islamic Republic of) upon ratification:

    The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands considers that such reservations, which seek to limit the responsibilities of the reserving State under the Convention by invoking general principles of national law, may raise doubts as to the commitment of these States to the object and purpose of the Convention and moreover, contribute to undermining the basis of international treaty law. It is in the common interest of States that treaties to which they have chosen to become parties should be respected, as to object and purpose, by all parties. the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands therefore objects to these reservations.

    This objection does not constitute an obstacle to the entry into force of the Convention between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the aforementioned States.

    On 6 February 1995, the Secretary-General received from the Government of the Netherlands the following communication with regard to the reservations made upon upon ratification by Djibouti, Indonesia, Pakistan and the Syrian Arab Republic:

    [Same text, mutatis mutandis, as the objection made with regard to Iran (Islamic Republic of) under Objections.]

    SOURCE: C.N.58.1995.TREATIES-1 (Depositary Notification)

    11 June 1996

    With regard to the reservation made by Qatar upon ratification:

    [Same objection, mutatis mutandis, as the one made with regard to Djibouti.]

    14 June 1996

    With regard to the reservation made by Botswana upon accession and Turkey upon ratification:

    [Same objection, mutatis mutandis, as the one made with regard to Djibouti.]

    25 June 1996

    With regard to the reservations made by Malaysia upon accession:

    [Same objection, mutatis mutandis, as the one made with regard to Djibouti.]

    6 November 1996

    With regard to the reservations made by Singapore upon accession:

    [Same objection, mutatis mutandis, as the one made with regard to Djibouti.]

    3 March 1997

    With regard to the reservations made by Liechtenstein upon ratification and Brunéi Darussalam, Kiribati and Saudi Arabia upon accession:

    [Same objection, mutatis mutandis, as the one made with regard to Malaysia.]

    3 March 1997

    With regard to the reservations made by Andorra, Brunei Darussalam and Saudi Arabia upon accession:

    [Same objection, mutatis mutandis, as the one made with regard to Malaysia.]

    - 6 March 1997: with regard to the declaration made by Andorra upon ratification;


    - 10 February 1998: with regard to the reservations made by Oman upon accession.



    - 6 April 1998: with regard to the reservation made to article 14 by the United Arab Emirates upon accession, Moreoever, the Government of the Netherlands made the following declaration with regard to the reservation made by the Government of the United Arab Emirates with respect to article 7: "The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands assumes that the United Arab Emirates shall ensure the implementation of the rights mentioned in article 7, first paragraph, of [said Convention] not only in accordance with its national law, but also with its obligations under the relevant international instruments in this field.".
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