Nomination archive

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Number:5 - 1
Nominee 1:
Name:Chevalier Edouard Eugène F Descamps
Year, Birth:1847
Year, Death:1933
Profession:Professor of International Law
City:Leuven (Louvain Löwen)
Country:BELGIUM (BE)
Nominee 2:
Name: The Institute of International Law (Institut de Droit International)
Profession:Scientific society aimed at developing international law as a codified science.
Country:BELGIUM (BE)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1904
Motivation:Descamps was nominated for his inter-parliamentary peace work. President of the sixth Inter-Parliamentary Peace Conference in Brussels in 1895, and Belgian delegate to the peace conference at The Hague in 1899. He was elected Secretary General of the Institute of International Law in 1900. Descamps wrote significant works on neutrality and disarmament, and he also contributed to the abolitionist movement. The Institute of International Law was nominated for its work to draft the first international arbitration regulations, and for its efforts to establish a codification of the laws of war.
Name:Ernest Lehr
Profession:Professor. Member of the Institute of International Law
Comments: Lehr wished to nominate the Institute of International Law, but only if the Nobel Committee would consider giving the peace prize to an institution. If the committee decided to give the prize to a person, then Lehr suggested Descamps. Both Descamps and the Institute of International Law were included on the short list, but no new evaluations were requested.