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  • Raoul Wallenberg Commemoration Year 2012

    Peace Palace Library Lecture: The Legacy of Raoul Wallenberg

    November 2, 2012

    On Tuesday October 30th 2012, the Peace Palace Library together with the Embassies of Sweden, Israel, Hungary and the United States organized a Lecture on the occasion of 100 years since the birth of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg. To commemorate the life and the deeds of Raoul Wallenberg during the Second World War, a tree planting ceremony was held in the garden of the Peace Palace where an oak tree was planted by the Ambassadors of Sweden, Israel, Hungary and the Chargé d’Affaires of the United States of America.

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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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