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Netherlands; Netherlands Antilles: Constitutional Reform for Netherlands Antilles Takes Effect

(Oct. 13, 2010) On October 10, 2010, an agreement between the Netherlands and the Netherlands Antilles on constitutional reform went into effect. It was announced in September that these two parties had signed a final declaration that completed the process for determining the constitutional future of the five islands – Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Bonaire, Sint […]

Netherlands Antilles: Development of Islamic Finance Being Studied

(Oct. 10, 2008) The Government of the Netherlands Antilles is reviewing a report, submitted to it by public sector financial services and tax advisors, on the feasibility of developing Islamic financial services in the islands. According to an article on this move, such a system refers to financial activity consistent with Islamic law (Sharia), particularly […]

Netherlands Antilles: Criminal Provisions on Terrorist Activities

(July 2, 2008) On June 2, 2008, the Parliament of the Netherlands Antilles approved amendments to the Penal Code, despite criticism from international organizations. The amendments provide for punishment of terrorist activities, funding of terrorism, and money laundering, in conformity with the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism (New York, Dec. […]