Law of the State Commission for Private International Law

Original Language Title: Wet op de Staatscommissie voor het internationaal privaatrecht

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Act of 14 February 1998 laying down arrangements for the composition and activities of the State Commission to prepare the measures to be taken to promote the codification of private international law established by the Royal Decree of 21 December 1998 on the establishment of a decision of 20 February 1897, Stcrt. 1897, nr. 46 (Law of the State Commission for Private International Law)

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 into consideration that it is desirable to take account of Article 79 of the Constitution , in conjunction with the Advisory colleges framework law , to lay down rules on the composition and work of the State Commission to prepare the measures to be taken to promote the codification of private international law, established by the Royal Decree of 20 February 1897, Stcrt. 1897, nr. 46;

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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  • 1 The State Commission to prepare the measures to be taken to promote the codification of private international law established by Royal Decree of 20 February 1897, Stcrt. 1897, No 46, under that law the State Committee on Private International Law shall be composed of at least 10 and not more than 20 members.

  • 2 Members shall be appointed for a period of not more than four years. They may be reappointed each time for a period of not more than four years. Members shall be appointed by the President and the Vice-Presidents in office.

  • 3 At the State Commission for Private International Law, Articles 10 and 11, second paragraph, second sentence, of the Advisory colleges framework law Not applicable.


Article 2

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  • 1 The State Committee on Private International Law carries out the work entrusted to it under the Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, Trb. 1953, 80.

  • 2 She advises the government and the two chambers of the States-General on the legislation on matters of private international law.


Article 3

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The Chapters 5 and 6 of the Framework Law Advisory Colleges shall not apply in respect of the activities referred to in point Article 2, first paragraph .


Article 4

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The President, the Vice-Presidents and the Members, who were in office on 1 January 1997, may be re-appointed for the first time from that date. By way of derogation from Article 1, second paragraph, second sentence , this reappointment may take place for a period of not more than six years.


Article 5

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This Act shall enter into force from the day following the date of issuance of the Official Gazette, in which it shall be placed and shall operate until 1 January 1997.


Article 6

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This law is cited as: Law on the State Commission for International Private Law.

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.

Given at Lech, 14 February 1998

Beatrix

The Minister for Foreign Affairs,

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

The Minister of Justice,

W. Sorgdrager

The Secretary of State for Internal Affairs,

J. Kohnstamm

Issued the fourteenth April 1998

The Minister of Justice,

W. Sorgdrager