Nomination archive

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Number:6 - 7
Name:Élie Ducommun
Year, Birth:1833
Year, Death:1906
Profession:Veteran peace advocate. Honorary secretary of the Permanent International Peace Bureau
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1902
Motivation:Ducommun was the unpaid leader of the Permanent International Peace Bureau, and his work was therefore closely connected to it. He actively started working for peace in 1867 when he participated at the foundation of Ligue de la Paix et de la Liberté. Ducommun advocated a pragmatic and practical approach to peace work, and he promoted international arbitration.
Name:Alfred Jeanhenry
Profession:Professor of Public Law
Comments: Jeanhenry nominated three candidates: Élie Ducommun, The Permanent International Peace Bureau and Frédéric Passy. He especially recommended Élie Ducommun as a worthy recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Jeanhenry fully supported Henri Morel in his efforts to promote the candidacy of Ducommun, IPBP and Passy.

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