Published On: Sat, Dec 8th, 2018

Technical briefing on Dispute Regulation

andrebosmanTHE HAGUE - The Permanent Committee for Kingdom Relations of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament will receive a technical update about the Dispute Regulation for the Kingdom this month.

Member of the Second Chamber André Bosman of the liberal democratic VVD party earlier this week put in a request to the Committee to arrange a technical briefing in which the Dutch government will explain the process of arriving at a Dispute Regulation in detail. Bosman asked for this briefing to take place before the Christmas recess due to the urgent nature.

A vast majority of the parties agreed with Bosman’s proposal. A request has gone to the Dutch government, more specifically State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops to come to Parliament in December, before the Christmas recess which starts on December 24.

Undersecretary Knops sent the Kingdom Law Dispute Regulation for the Kingdom to the Parliaments of the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten last Friday, following the approval by the Kingdom Council of Ministers a week earlier. The representatives of the governments of Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten, the Ministers Plenipotentiary, had voted against the law proposal during that meeting.

According to the Dutch Caribbean countries, the law proposal only partially complied with their wishes, and they wanted to first discuss the draft law with their respective parliaments and to have it on the agenda of the Inter-Parliamentary Consultation of the Kingdom IPKO which will take place in St. Maarten early January 2019.

Photo: Andre Bosman

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