|Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize|
|Number:||6 - 2|
|Name:||Chevalier Edouard Eugène F Descamps|
|Profession:||Professor of International Law|
|City:||Leuven (Louvain Löwen)|
|Name:||Baroness Bertha Sophie F von Suttner|
|Profession:||Author. Vice president of the Permanent International Peace Bureau.|
|Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1905|
|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. Suttner was the author of the novel "Die Waffen nieder" (Lay Down Your Arms), the most important antiwar novel of the period. She was the founder and president of the Austrian Peace Society (1891), and she contributed to the foundation of the Permanent International Peace Bureau (1891). Suttner was nominated for her contribution to the international peace movement.|
|Profession:||Professor of Law. Pacifist. Member of the Institute of International Law|
|Comments:||The nominator suggested that the prize should be divided between the two candidates. Descamps was on the short list, but no new evaluation was requested.|
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