Type: Documentary

Languages: Dutch

Status: Ended

Runtime: None minutes

Premier: 2013-11-11

Karakters - Kingdom of the Netherlands - Netflix

The Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden; pronounced [ˈkoːnɪŋkrɛiɡ dɛr ˈneːdərlɑndə(n)] ( listen)), commonly known as the Netherlands, is a sovereign state and constitutional monarchy with the large majority of its territory in Western Europe and with several small island territories in the Caribbean Sea, in the West Indies islands (Leeward Islands and Lesser Antilles). The four parts of the kingdom—the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten—are constituent countries (landen in Dutch) and participate on a basis of equality as partners in the kingdom. In practice, however, most of the kingdom's affairs are administered by the Netherlands—which comprises roughly 98% of the kingdom's land area and population—on behalf of the entire kingdom. Consequently, the Caribbean Sea islands countries of Aruba, Curaçao, and Sint Maarten are dependent on the Netherlands for matters like foreign policy and defence, although they are autonomous to a certain degree with their own parliaments. The vast majority in land area of the constituent country of the Netherlands is located in Europe, with the exception of the Caribbean Netherlands: its three special municipalities (Bonaire, Saba, and Sint Eustatius) are located in the Caribbean. The three other constituent countries of Aruba, Curaçao, and Sint Maarten are located in the Caribbean as well.

Karakters - Kingdom affairs - Netflix

Article 3 of the Charter specifies the Affairs of the Kingdom: Maintenance of the independence and the defence of the Kingdom; Foreign relations; Netherlands nationality; Regulation of the orders of chivalry, the flag and the coat of arms of the Kingdom; Regulation of the nationality of vessels and the standards required for the safety and navigation of seagoing vessels flying the flag of the Kingdom, with the exception of sailing ships; Supervision of the general rules governing the admission and expulsion of Netherlands nationals; General conditions for the admission and expulsion of aliens; Extradition. One additional Kingdom affair is specified in article 43(2): The safeguarding of fundamental human rights and freedoms, legal certainty and good governance shall be a Kingdom affair. Paragraph 2 of Article 3 specifies that “other matters may be declared to be Kingdom affairs in consultation”. These Kingdom affairs are only taken care of by the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, if the affair affects Aruba, Curaçao or St. Maarten. Article 14, paragraph 3, of the Charter, foresees the handling of Kingdom affairs in all other cases by the Netherlands. On the basis of Article 38, the countries of the Kingdom can decide to adopt a Kingdom Act outside of the scope of the aforementioned Kingdom affairs. Such acts are referred to as Consensus Kingdom Acts, as they require the consent of the parliaments of Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten.

Karakters - References - Netflix