Nomination archive


Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1950
Number:15 - 3
 
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:Jorge Villegomez
Gender:M
Profession:Member of the Ecuadoran parliament
City:Quito
Country:ECUADOR (EC)
 
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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