Law on the Advisory Council on International Questions

Original Language Title: Wet op de Adviesraad internationale vraagstukken

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Law of 18 March 1998 establishing a dedicated College of Opinion on international issues, in particular relating to human rights, peace and security, development cooperation and European integration (Law on Human Rights, Development and Cooperation). (Advisory Council on International Issues)

We Beatrix, at the grace of God, Queen of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, etc. etc. etc.

All of them, who will see or hear these, saluut! do know:

In this regard, we have taken the view that it is desirable to set up a dedicated college of opinion with a view to advising on international questions, particularly with regard to human rights, peace and security. development cooperation and European integration and that it is related to Article 79 of the Constitution necessary to lay down legal provisions to that end;

In this way, we, the Council of State, and with the mean consultations of the States-General, have been well-regarded and understood to be right and to be understood by the following:


Article 1

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There is an Advisory Council on International Issues, hereinafter referred to as the Council.


Article 2

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The task of the Council is to advise the Government and the two Chambers of the States-General on international issues, in particular with regard to human rights, peace and security, development cooperation and European integration.


Article 3

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  • 1 The Council shall draw up four standing committees from among its members. The chairmen of these committees shall be appointed by our Minister for Foreign Affairs from the members of the Board in accordance with our Ministers.

  • 2 If specific expertise is required for the preparation of opinions, which is not already sufficiently present in the Board, may, by way of derogation from Article 16 of the Framework Law Advisory Colleges in the committees referred to in paragraph 1, not more than 15 persons other than members of the Board are appointed.

  • 3 On the members of the committee referred to in paragraph 2, the Articles 11 to: 14 of the Advisory Colleges Framework Law mutatis mutandis, except that these Members shall be suspended and dismissed by our Minister for Foreign Affairs in agreement with Our Ministers.


Article 4

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If, in the opinion of our Minister for Foreign Affairs, it is desirable, in agreement with our Ministers, of the Council or of the Council, the Council shall attach to its opinion the written contribution of the Standing Committee in question. advice.


Article 5

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This Law shall enter into force from 1 January 1998. If the Official Journal of the State in which this Law is placed is issued after 31 December 1997, it shall enter into force from the day following the date of issuance of the Official Gazette in which it is placed, and shall return to it until 1 January 1998.


Article 6

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This law is cited as: Law on the Advisory Council on International Issues.

Burdens and orders that it will be placed in the Official Gazette, and that all ministries, authorities, colleges and officials who so concern will keep their hands on the precise execution.

Issued in Gravenhage, 18 March 1998

Beatrix

The Minister for Foreign Affairs,

H. A. F. M. O. van Mierlo

The Minister of Defence,

J. J. C. Voorhoeve

The Minister for Development Cooperation,

J. P. Pronk

The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs,

M. Patijn

The Secretary of State for Internal Affairs,

J. Kohnstamm

Issued the fourteenth April 1998

The Minister of Justice,

W. Sorgdrager