Nomination Archive


Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1917
Number:14 - 1
 
Nominee:
Name: The International Committee of the Red Cross
Profession:Humanitarian organization
City:Geneva
Country:SWITZERLAND (CH)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1917
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1963
 
Motivation:The International Committee of the Red Cross (Comité International de la Croix-Rouge) was founded in 1863 by Jean Henry Dunant. He initiated the negotiations that resulted in the Geneva Convention concerning the treatment of wounded soldiers (1864). The Red Cross Committee was particularly active from 1914, trying to make the belligerents respect the Geneva convention. The Committee also set up an agency that provided information on prisoners of war.
 
Nominator:
Name:Arthur Hoffmann
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1857
Year, Death:1927
Profession:Minister of Foreign Affairs
Country:SWITZERLAND (CH)
 
Comments: This nomination letter reached the Norwegian Nobel Committee through diplomatic channels.
 

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