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Published on March 25th, 2020 | by PAX No Nukes

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Overview motions on nuclear disarmament adopted by the Dutch parliament since 2010

Last update: 29 November 2021

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The House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer) has debated nuclear weapons many times. Below is an overview of motions adopted by the chamber since 2010 on nuclear disarmament.


  • 28 September 2020, motion Karabulut (SP) (co-signed by Ploumen (PvdA) and Van den Nieuwenhuijzen (GroenLinks))

Dictum:

“calls on the Minister to urge Russia and the United States to at least renew the New START Treaty in its unaltered form if the two parties cannot agree on amendments” (document number: 35373-10)


Dictum:

”calls on the government to push for no deployment of  INF-missles in Europe in the NATO-council” (document number: 33694-46)


Dictum:

”Calls on the government to, in the next 100 days, do everything within their power to save the INF-treaty and to inform the parliament about it” (Document Number: 33694-41)


  • 12 February 2019, motion Leijten (SP) (co-signed by Karabulut (SP) and Van Ojik (GroenLinks))

Dictum:

”States that there is no place for INF-nuclear weapons in Europe.” (Document Number 28676-311)


Dictum:

”calls on the government to state within the NATO defense council that they wish to preserve the (original or adapted) INF-treaty.” (Document number 28676-314)


Dictum:

”calls on the government to take concrete action in the NATO alliance in order to de-escalate the nuclear arms race and to inform the parliament about this within two months.” (document number: 28676-313)


Dictum:

”calls on the government to conduct a legal analyses on the compatibility of existing national legislation with the TPNW and to inform the parliament about which elements of the national legislation  are compatible with the TPNW and where changes of national legislation would be necessary.” (Document Number 33 694, nr 31)


Dictum:

”calls on the government to proactively push for the preservation of the INF-treaty and to report back to the parliament on these efforts” (document number 33 694, nr 30)


Dictum:

”calls on the government to do everything they can to enable an international dialogue with the nuclear armed states about a comprehensive, verifiable abolishment of nuclear weapons conform article VI of the NPT and to thereby fulfill the promises made in the coalition agreement.” (document number 33 694, nr 24)


Dictum:

”calls on the government to develop a strategy to promote nuclear disarmament worldwide and to inform the parliament about it before the summer” (document number: 33694 nr. 15)


  • 28 April 2016, motion Servaes (PvdA) (co-signed by Sjoerdsma (D66), van Bommel (SP), Van Tongeren (GroenLinks) and Voordewind (ChristenUnie))

Dictum:

”Use the Open Ended working group to “to taking effective measures, including the launch of negotiations on an international ban on nuclear weapons, to achieve a world that is free of nuclear weapons” and to “encourage other member states of the NATO alliance to get involved in these negotiations.”


“[A]llow the House to inspect the bilateral treaties between the United States and the Netherlands” related to the Netherlands nuclear weapons task in the framework of NATO.” (document number: 34 419, no.9)


Dictum:

“[S]eize the opportunity presented by this undesirable modernisation of the nuclear weapons in Europe to reinvigorate efforts to achieve worldwide nuclear disarmament” (document number 34 419, no. 10)


Dictum:

“Calls on the government to, in cooperation with the US, work towards a phased disposal of the Dutch nuclear task.” (document number 34419 nr 12)


Dictum:

”calls on the government to participate substantively, without anticipating on a judgement on the end result, in international negotiations on a treaty to abolish nuclear weapons.” (document number: 33783, nr. 19.)


Dictum:

”calls on the government to, within NATO and  bilateral contacts with the US, press for at least the same arrangement as Germany has in order to get more transparency regarding nuclear weapons potentially stationed in the Netherlands.” (document number 33 783 nr 18)


Dictum:

”calls on the government to argue within NATO for the termination of the Dutch nuclear task.” (document number 333783 nr 10)


Dictum:

”States that the successor of the F-16 is not allowed to have a nuclear task.” (document number 33 736 nr 14 )


  • 19 December 2012, motion Omtzigt (CDA) (co-signed by Van Ojik (GroenLinks), Van Bommel (SP), Voordewind (ChristenUnie), Sjoerdsma (D66))

Dictum:

”Calls on the government to formulate the removal of European tactical nuclear weapons as a clear target.” (document number 33 400 V, nr 65)


Dictum:

”calls on the government to inform the US government that it is not longer cares for the protection of the European mainland by the presence of US nuclear weapons in Europe and that it considers the withdrawal of these nuclear weapons to be desirable.” (document number  32 123 V nr 86 )



The following were discussed but not adopted:

  • 18 November 2021, motion van Dijk (SP). Co-signed by Piri (PvDA), van der Lee (GL), Kuzu (DENK)
    • Defeated in a vote 23 November. Supported by: Socialist Party (SP), Green Left, Labour (PvDA), Democratic party (D66), Christian Union (CU), BIJ 1, DENK, Party for the Animals (PvdD), and Volt

Dictum:
“calls on the government to participate as an observer, as does Norway to the first meeting of the UN Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons” (document number: 35925- 25)


  • 10 June 2021, motion dan Dijk (SP)
    • Defeated in a vote 69 – 81. Supported by: PvDA (Labour), SP (Socialist Party), GroenLinks (Green-Left), PvdD (Party for the Animals), CU (Christian Union), Denk, Volt, BIJ1 and Den Haan.

Dictum:
“declares that nuclear weapons must be eradicated” (document number: 28676-362)


  • 10 June 2021, motion van Dijk (SP)
    • Defeated in a vote 36-114. Supported by: PvDA (Labour), SP (Socialist Party), GroenLinks (Green-Left), PvdD (Party for the Animals), Denk, and BIJ1.

Dictum:
“calls on the government to consult with these [Belgium, Germany, Italy and Turkey] NATO states on how to put an end to the principle of nuclear sharing” (document number: 28676-363)


  • 10 June 2021, motion dan Dijk (SP)
    • Defeated in a vote 39-111. Supported by PvDA (Labour), SP (Socialist Party), GroenLinks (Green-Left), PvDD (Party for the Animals), Denk, SGP and BIJ1.

Dictum:
“calls on the government, in January next year, possibly with neighboring countries, to be present at least as an observer in the first meeting on the UN Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons” (document number: 28676-364)


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