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Constitution Day and Election Day in Denmark

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

On this day 170 years ago, the Danish King Frederik VII signed the Danish Constitution of 1849, creating a constitutional monarchy. Thus, today marks Grundlovsdagen (Constitution Day). Although a national and bank holiday, the day is not such a grand affair as Constitution Day of Norway. This year may be different, though, as Denmark holds its …

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On This Day: Swedish Supreme Court Established 230 Years Ago

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

Two hundred thirty years ago today, on May 15, 1789, the Swedish Supreme Court was created by a royal regulation (Kongl. Maj:ts Rådige Förordnande för Des Högste Domstol eller Justitiae Revision af den 15 maj 1789). The Swedish king, Gustav III (known as the Masquerade King), abolished the Council of the Realm (Riksråd) and created …

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70th Anniversary of the Council of Europe and 60th Anniversary of the European Court of Human Rights

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

This Sunday, May 5, 2019, the Council of Europe (not to be confused with the European Union, the European Council, or the Council of the European Union) celebrates 70 years of existence. On May 5, 1949, representatives from Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom met in London and …