Nomination archive

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Number:7 - 5
Nominee 1:
Name:Charles Albert Gobat
Year, Birth:1843
Year, Death:1914
Profession:Lawyer, legislator, administrator. Secretary general of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1902
Nominee 2:
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:Gobat was secretary-general of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. He was one of the leading administrators in the peace movement. 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: The Swedish Inter-Parliamentary Group
Profession:Members of parliament
Country:SWEDEN (SE)
Comments: Cremer and Suttner were the nominators' primary choices, but as an alternative they suggested a prize divided between Gobat and Ducommun. Ernst Beckman submitted an individual nomination in which he nominated Cremer as his first choice. The nominators included Hedin, Wavrinsky, Beckman, Hedlund and Elowson.

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