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English translation: for what it's worth...

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11:57 Jul 21, 2005
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Dutch term or phrase: geen vreemdeling tot een landsbediening benoembaar is dan... (whole phrase)
Apparently no translation exists of the old Constitution so I'd just like to double-check my interpretation of a quote from it with the more legally minded among you. Hate legal stuff :-(

De (Nederlandse) Grondwet kent sinds de herziening op 17 februari 1983 geen belemmering meer ten aanzien van de benoembaarheid van vreemdelingen in de openbare dienst. Dit blijkt uit het feit dat in artikel 3 de bepaling uit het oude artikel 5, dat **«geen vreemdeling tot een landsbediening benoembaar is dan volgens de bepalingen der Wet»**, niet is overgenomen.

Current version: This is evident from the fact that the provision in the old Article 5, namely that **no alien is eligible for appointment to public service except in accordance with the provisions of the law,** has not been adopted in Article 3.
MoiraB
France
Local time: 16:10
English translation:for what it's worth...
Explanation:
Article 3 of the revised Grondwet states "Alle Nederlanders zijn op gelijke voet in openbare dienst benoembaar". Which is actually more exclusive of foreign nationals than Article 5 the old version!!

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Note added at 1 hr 52 mins (2005-07-21 13:50:24 GMT)
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The English, French, German and Spanish versions of the Grondwet are available here: http://www.minbzk.nl/uk/constitution_and/publications/the_co...
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Chris Hopley
Netherlands
Local time: 16:10
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Points to Chris as I went with his suggestion anyway (...except as otherwise provided by law'). Knew my version sounded a bit clunky. Thanks!
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for what it's worth...


Explanation:
Article 3 of the revised Grondwet states "Alle Nederlanders zijn op gelijke voet in openbare dienst benoembaar". Which is actually more exclusive of foreign nationals than Article 5 the old version!!

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Note added at 1 hr 52 mins (2005-07-21 13:50:24 GMT)
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The English, French, German and Spanish versions of the Grondwet are available here: http://www.minbzk.nl/uk/constitution_and/publications/the_co...



    Reference: http://www.minbzk.nl/grondwet_en/grondwet/publicaties/de_gro...
Chris Hopley
Netherlands
Local time: 16:10
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Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 119
Grading comment
Points to Chris as I went with his suggestion anyway (...except as otherwise provided by law'). Knew my version sounded a bit clunky. Thanks!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Dave Calderhead: Do you ever get the feeling that the Dutch don't want our assistance, except when it suits them?
2 hrs

agree  Lawyer-Linguist: hmmm article 3 flies straight in the face of FMOP (Free movement of persons law in the EU) because (in theory of course) any member state national can work for any public service - explains why much of the ECJ case-law kicks off where it does.
1 day16 hrs
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