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  • Friday 27 April 2016 ‘Koningsdag’, Library Closed

    April 25, 2018

    Dear Library Users, the Library will be closed on Friday April 27th ‘Koningsdag’ (King’s Day, the national day in The Netherlands). With regards, the PPL Staff

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  • Kaiser Wilhelm II

    A Supreme Offence against International Morality and the Sanctity of Treaties: William II of Hohenzollern and the Treaty of Versailles

    June 27, 2014

    Early during World War I, jurists and statesmen in both France and Great-Britain, such as Larnaude and Lapradelle, had advocated the German Emperor William II to be arrested and brought to trial. The principle that military officers should be held personally responsible for orders in violation of the laws and customs of war, if pushed to its logical limits, would render commanders-in-chief, that is heads of State, liable for illegal acts for which they are responsible, directly or indirectly. And in Germany, there was one commander-in-chief: the Emperor William II.

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  • Dutch Independency 1813-1913

    Dutch Independency 1813-1913

    August 23, 2013

    A school board published by the Council of Amsterdam on the occasion of the centenary of the Dutch Independency 1813-1913. The central image depicts the arrival of Prince William of Orange at Scheveningen on 30 November 1813. The image is framed with decorated panels containing the names of kings and queens of the Netherlands and names […]

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  • Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

    Equality in the Line of Succession

    February 26, 2010

    Gender equality legislation is sweeping the world. Constitutions and laws have been recognized by women’s rights activists as important instruments through which decision-making, influence and power are organized and exercised. In a few western countries these changes even touched a very ancient and traditional institution of government which over the centuries has preferably been reserved for males, that is, the institution of monarchy.

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