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The Nomination Database for the Nobel Prize
in Peace, 1901-1956

Year: 1948
Number: 8-1
   
Nominee:  
José Gustavo Guerrero
M
1876
1958
Jurist and diplomat. President of the International Court of Justice.
SV (EL SALVADOR)
   
Motivation: Guerrero was nominated for his work as President of the Permanent International Court of Justice and the International Court of Justice. He was instrumental in ensuring the Court's survival of WWII. In 1945 he published the book "Organisation Internationale de la Paix", arguing that an international government invested with limited powers should be established. In 1946 he initiated a conference where five Central-American states discussed the possibility of a federation. Guerrero was considered the most prominent representative of international law and arbitration.
   
Nominator:
 
Démètre Negulesco
M
Member of the Institute of International Law
SV (EL SALVADOR)
   
Evaluation:
   
Evaluator 1:  
Ole T Røed
M
   
Comment: Guerrero was a judge of the Permanent Court of International Justice 1931-1946, and president of the court 1937-1946. He was both a judge and president of the Interntational Court of Justice 1946-1955. Guerrero was the only jurist to preside over both the Permanent Court of International Justice and the International Court of Justice.
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