Its in the King’s hands

Netherlands cannot covet seat on United Nations Security Council, while refusing to comply with Charter Obligations


With this petition, I , James Finies, ahumble Bonairian requests the King to make a decision that may finalize the decolonization of the islands of the former Netherlands Antilles.


The King will in effect decide whether the United Nations mandated right to a “full measure of self-government” shall prevail, which is the öbject and purpose”of Chapter XI  and hence of the United Nations Charter. The Government of the Netherlands cannot covet a seat on the United Security Council, the highest and most prestigious spot on the world stage, while at the same time treating the Charter with contempt. There are no other options recognized by the UN for these islands. The only option recognized is that of “full measure of self-government”. Embedding, BES islands, Caribisch Nederland etc, etc, are not what United Nations mandated.


With these simple questions the King will decide whther we fulfill the oblectives of Chapter XI and ensure “a full measure of self-government”for each island. Any other approach will be a descent into lawlessness and that we are sure, His Royal Highness will never advocate. For St Maarten this can mean, the end of the discussion about the ethcis Chamber, for Curacao it signals the end of the Governor’s involvement in the formation process and for Aruba the end of Financial Supervison. For Bonaire and Statia, the halt of the embedding process and for all islands, the disappearance of the function of Governor as governmental institution, and the declaration that articles 43, 44, 50 and 51 of the Kingdom Charter are no longer applicable or in force as they are in conflict with “a full measure of self-government”.


Finally, article 103 of the United Nations Charter guarantees that this “full measure of self-government”will remain intact. Any law, agreement, protocol, that conflicts or clashes with that right, has to yield, and can find no application!


James Finies, Nos Ke Boneiru Bek