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Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: The Kingdom of the Netherlands (for the Kingdom in Europe, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba) signed the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on 18 July 1998 and deposited its instrument of acceptance on 17 July 2001.
On 8 July 2003, the Kingdom of the Netherlands made the following objection with regard to the declaration made by Uruguay upon ratification:
"The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has examined the interpretative declaration made by the Government of Uruguay and regards the declaration made by the Government of Uruguay to effectively be a reservation.
The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands notes that the application of the Statute by the Government of Uruguay will be limited by the bounds of national legislation. The reservation made by Uruguay therefore raises doubts as to the commitment of Uruguay to the object and purpose of the Statute.
Article 120 of the Statute precludes reservations.
On these two grounds the Kingdom of the Netherlands objects to the above-mentioned reservation made by Uruguay to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
This objection shall not preclude the entry into force of the Statute between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Uruguay. The Statute will be effective between the two States, without Uruguay benefiting from its reservation."
Upon acceptance of the Rome Statute the Kingdom of the Netherlands made the following notification under article 87 (1) and (2) of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court:
"[Pursuant] to article 87, paragraphs 1(a) and 2 of the Rome Statute concerning designation of channels and languages of communication between States Parties and the Court, ..... the Kingdom of the Netherlands indicates English as language of communication and designates as national authority charged with receiving communications:
Ministry of Justice
Office of International Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters
2500 EH Den Haag
Fax. (+31) (0) 70 370 7945"
List of International Humanitarian Law Treaties to which the Kingdom of the Netherlands is a State party. [ENG]
(International Committee of the Red Cross). [ENG] [Last accessed 17Aug17] [External Link]