Wednesday, May 7, 2008

On May 7

On this day in ...
... 1832, a protocol was signed by Bavaria and other states in London, by which Greece was declared an independent kingdom, to be ruled by Prince Otto of Bavaria, with an indemnity being paid to the Ottoman Empire for loss of the territory.
... 1948 (60 years ago today), began a congress at The Hague, Netherlands, at which states' diplomats started discussing the possibility of European intergovernmental cooperation. They further "adopted a resolution calling for the drafting of a charter of human rights and the setting up of an independent European court to enforce them"; eventual results would include the Council of Europe, with its various intergovernmental units, and the European Court of Human Rights.

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