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in Peace, 1901-1956

Year: 1950
Number: 15-3
   
Nominee:  
Rafael Lemkin
M
1901
1959
International law scholar
US (UNITED STATES)
   
Motivation: Lemkin was nominated for his efforts to prevent genocide.
   
Nominator:
 
Jorge Villegomez
M
Member of the Ecuadoran parliament
Quito
EC (ECUADOR)
   
Evaluation: No
   
Comment: Lemkin invented the word 'genocide' in 1943. In 1946 he managed to make the UN recognize genocide as an international crime.
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