- Copyright Page
- Table of Cases
- Table of Legislation
- List of Contributors
- Editor Biographies
- Introduction: Bringing Caribbean Constitutionalisms to the World
- Constitutionalism and Colonial Legacies in the Caribbean
- Constitutional Design in the Commonwealth Caribbean
- Constitutional Principles: Forging Caribbean Constitutionalism
- Constitutional Unamendability in the Region
- The Commonwealth Caribbean and the Westminster Model
- The Constitutional Law of Guyana: Challenges and Prospects
- The British Overseas Territories of Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, and Turks and Caicos Islands: A Modern Approach to a Traditional Relationship
- The Constitutions of the Dutch Caribbean: A Study of the Countries of Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten and the Public Entities of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
- Suriname’s Constitutional Limits
- The Constitutional Framework of the French Caribbean: Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy
- The Normative Framework of the Cuban Constitution and the Problems it Poses
- Haiti’s Constitution of 1987: How Does it Fare Today as the Country’s Foundation for the Rule of Law?
- The Constitutions of the Dominican Republic: Between Aspirations and Realities
- The constitution of puerto rico
- Caribbean Constitutions and the Death Penalty
- Social and Economic Rights in the Caribbean
- Rights and National Security
- The Appellate Jurisdiction of the Caribbean Court of Justice
- The Effect of the Original Jurisdiction of the Caribbean Court of Justice on Regional Integration and National Law
- The Interpretation of Commonwealth Caribbean Constitutions: Does Text Matter?
- Constitutional Dissonance and the Rule of Law in the Turks and Caicos Islands
- Black Power in the Caribbean
- The Vestiges of Colonial Constitutionalism
- Mapping the Future of Caribbean Constitutionalism
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter provides an overview of the key constitutional provisions and the political structure of the Dutch Caribbean as well as of some of the most important constitutional issues regarding these islands. While the Caribbean countries and public entities have a different constitutional status, they are all part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. With respect to its European part, the Kingdom of the Netherlands has always been a Member State of the European Communities and nowadays the European Union, which affects the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom. Therefore, the chapter also addresses the narrowly shaped and specific relationship between these islands and the European Union.
University of Johannesburg
University of Groningen
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