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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this very useful analysis of constitutional law in the Netherlands provides essential information on the country’s sources of constitutional law, its form of government, and its administrative structure. Lawyers who handle transnational matters will appreciate the clarifications of particular terminology and its application. Throughout the book, the treatment emphasizes the specific points at which constitutional law affects the interpretation of legal rules and procedure.

Thorough coverage by a local expert fully describes the political system, the historical background, the role of treaties, legislation, jurisprudence, and administrative regulations. The discussion of the form and structure of government outlines its legal status, the jurisdiction and workings of the central state organs, the subdivisions of the state, its decentralized authorities, and concepts of citizenship. Special issues include the legal position of aliens, foreign relations, taxing and spending powers, emergency laws, the power of the military, and the constitutional relationship between church and state. Details are presented in such a way that readers who are unfamiliar with specific terms and concepts in varying contexts will fully grasp their meaning and significance.

Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable time-saving tool for both practising and academic jurists. Lawyers representing parties with interests in the Netherlands will welcome this guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative constitutional law. The text of the Constitution for the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the text of the Charter for the Kingdom are included in this book.

Publish Date 01/25/2018
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041199577
SKU 10063676-0001
Table of Contents

The Authors

List of Abbreviations


General Introduction

Chapter 1. Constitutional History

Chapter 2. Form of Government

Chapter 3. Territory and Population

Part I. Sources of Constitutional Law

Chapter 1. Supra and International Law

Chapter 2. The Charter and the Constitution

Chapter 3. Statutes and Other Regulations

Chapter 4. Case Law

Chapter 5. Other Sources of Constitutional Law

Chapter 6. Codification, Interpretation and Hierarchy of Legal Rules

Part II. The State and Its Subdivisions

Chapter 1. The Form of State: The Federation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Chapter 2. Decentralized Authorities

Part III. Form of Government

Chapter 1. General Information

Chapter 2. Head of State

Chapter 3. The Legislature

Chapter 4. The Executive

Chapter 5. The Judiciary and Judicial Independence

Chapter 6. The Council of State, the General Chamber of Audit and the Permanent Advisory Bodies

Part IV. Citizenship, Fundamental Rights and Judicial Review

Chapter 1. Rules Concerning Nationality and the Relevance of Nationality

Chapter 2. Legal Position of Aliens

Chapter 3. Fundamental Rights and Liberties

Chapter 4. Constitutional Protection of Minorities

Chapter 5. Judicial Review of Administrative Action

Part V. Specific Items

Selected Bibliography

Index Fake text

Text of the Constitution for the Kingdom of the Netherlands; Text of the Charter for the Kingdom.