An unlawful legal instrument cannot serve as the basis for constituting a Kingdom.
1. On February 27, 2018, the Kingdom of the Netherlands submitted a “Written Statement” to the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
2. In Paragraph 4.10 of that Written Statement, the Kingdom of the Netherlands argued:
”given the peremptory character of the right of self-determination, a serious breach of the right of self-determination obliges all States not to recognize the situation created as a result of that breach and, not to render aid or assistance in maintaining the situation created as a result of the serious breach of that right.”
3. The United Nations General Assembly refused to state in Resolution 945X of December 15, 1955 that the people of the former Netherlands Antilles had exercised their right of self-determination when the Kingdom Charter came into being.
4. The members of the United Nations did not believe that the Kingdom Charter was an “expression of self-determination” because of the many violations of the full measure of self-government contained in the Kingdom Charter.
5. The Kingdom Charter, therefore, came about as a result of a “serious breach of the right to self-determination”.
6. Heeding the call of the Government of the Netherlands in the aforementioned Written Statement, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba are obliged:
(a) Not to render aid or assistance in maintaining the Kingdom Charter (Het Statuut).
(b) Not to recognize the Kingdom Charter.
(c) Not to recognize the putative Kingdom the Charter attempted to create
(d) To bring this matter to the immediate attention of their Kingdom Partners
(e) Propose the appropriate remedy (bring the Charter into compliance with the International Legal Order reflected in the UN Charter, Chapter XI)