Parlementaire betrokkenheid bij de totstandkoming van verdragen

Translated title of the contribution: Parliamentary involvement in the treaty making process

C.B. Modderman

Research output: ThesisDoctoral thesis 1 (Research UU / Graduation UU)


The role of the ‘Staten-Generaal’ (the Dutch Parliament) in the treaty making process has often been criticized – both in Dutch constitutional law literature and by the ‘Staatscommissie Grondwet’ (State Commission on the Dutch Constitution) in 2010. This thesis investigates that role: the reasons for wanting to give parliament a (strong) role in the treaty making process, the system/framework of laws and regulations regarding this role – as well as the way they are put into practice –, the weaknesses in that system and, through this, opportunities for strengthening the role of parliament.
Translated title of the contributionParliamentary involvement in the treaty making process
Original languageDutch
Awarding Institution
  • Utrecht University
  • Kummeling, Henk, Primary supervisor
  • Nehmelman, Remco, Supervisor
Award date13 Jun 2018
Print ISBNs978-94-6182-907-8
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2018


  • Parliament
  • democracy
  • legality principle
  • treaties
  • treaty making process


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