Nomination archive

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Number:5 - 1
Name:Heinrich Lammasch
Year, Birth:1853
Year, Death:1920
Profession:Professor of Law
Country:AUSTRIA (AT)
Motivation:Lammasch promoted international law and arbitration. He became associated with the Institute of International Law in 1887, and a member in 1891. He played an important role at international conferences and meetings and he was member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague. Lammasch presided over the Court in the conflicts between the USA and Great Britain over the fishery in New Foundland (1909), and between the USA and Venezuela over the rights of the Orinoco Steamship Company (1910). He became a lifelong member of the Austrian First Chamber in 1899 and Hon. member of the Vienna Academic Peace Association. Member of the Central Organization for a Durable Peace (founded in 1915)and Hon. President of the Austrian peace association "Para Pacem". After 1916 Lammasch continued to produce works on peace, international law and arbitration, despite deteriorating health. In 1918, Lammasch presented a draft covenant for the League of Nations.
Name:Christian Lous Lange
Year, Birth:1869
Year, Death:1938
Profession:Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
University:Kristiania University
City:Kristiania (now Oslo)
Country:NORWAY (NO)
Comments: The nominator especially referred to the work Lammasch's peace work during the First World War. Lange nominated Lammasch either for the reserved prize of 1918 or for the prize of 1919. Lange was honorary advisor to the Norwegian Nobel Committee. He had been the first secretary of the Nobel Committee (1901-1909).

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