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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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  • Famous Visitors: Prince Yasuhiko Asaka and Princess Nobuko Asaka of Japan

    Famous Visitors: Prince Yasuhiko Asaka and Princess Nobuko Asaka of Japan

    February 26, 2014

    Prince Yasuhiko Asaka of Japan and his spouse Princess Nobuko Asaka, with their entourage on the steps of the Peace Palace. On the far right, Dr. Jacob ter Meulen, Director of the Peace Palace Library. Date 1925. Photo collection Carnegie Foundation. General Prince Yasuhiko Asaka (1887-1981) of Japan, was the founder of a collateral branch of the Japanese […]

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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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  • Picture this! The margins of media coverage of celebrities private lives, a balance between privacy and public interest

    February 17, 2012

    If you are a public figure and a celebrity, how much privacy can you expect? How far can a journalist probe into a celebrity’s private life to get news in order to fulfill ‘the right to know’ factor for the public interest?
    In recent years the balance between the media’s right to expression and an individual’s right to privacy has always been tricky and has therefore given rise to much debate. This blog will discuss two judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Februari 7th 2012,….

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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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