Nomination archive


Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1950
Number:15 - 1
 
Nominee:
Name:Rafael Lemkin
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1901
Year, Death:1959
Profession:International law scholar
Country:UNITED STATES (US)
 
Motivation:Lemkin was nominated for his efforts to prevent genocide.
 
Nominator:
Name:Paul A Freund
Gender:M
Profession:Professor of Law (Jurisprudence)
University:Harvard University
City:Cambridge
State:MA
Country:UNITED STATES (US)
 
Comments: Lemkin invented the word 'genocide' in 1943. In 1946 he managed to make the UN recognize genocide as an international crime.
 

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