Declarations recognizing the jurisdiction of the Court as compulsory


21 February 2017

The Kingdom of the Netherlands hereby declares that it recognizes as compulsory the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice, in conformity with Article 36, paragraph 2, of the Statute of the International Court of Justice, until such time as notice may be given to terminate this acceptance, over all disputes arising out of situations or facts that took place no earlier than one hundred years before the dispute is brought before the said Court.

This declaration replaces, with effect from 1 March 2017, the previous declaration of the Kingdom of the Netherlands of 1 August 1956.

The Hague, 21 February 2017

The Minister of Foreign Affairs
Kingdom of the Netherlands
(Signed) Bert Koenders