Nomination archive

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Number:16 - 1
Nominee 1:
Name:James Brown Scott
Year, Birth:1866
Year, Death:1943
Profession:Professor of International Law. Member of the Institute of International Law
City:Washington, DC
Nominee 2:
Name:André Weiss
Year, Birth:1858
Year, Death:1928
Profession:Professor of Law (International Civil Law)
University:University of Paris
Country:FRANCE (FR)
Country:FRANCE (FR)
Motivation:Scott was secretary of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1911-1940) and director of its Division of International Law. He worked for the US conscription service during WWI, and he was one of the organizers of the US Foreign Policy Conference in New York in 1917. Scott was editor-in-chief of the "American Journal of International Law", and he was the author of "The Status of the International Court of Justice" (1914). He advocated and strongly favored the establishment of an international court of justice. Weiss was nominated for his contribution to the development of international law, mainly through his extensive scientific writings on international civil law. He promoted mediation, a permanent international court of arbitration and sanctions in order to observe the rules of international law. Weiss was member of several juridical associations, including Institut de France, Institut de Droit International, and the International Court of Arbitration at The Hague.
Name:Gregers Winther Wulfsberg Gram
Year, Birth:1846
Year, Death:1929
Profession:Jurist. Member of the Institute of International Law
University:University of Oslo
Country:NORWAY (NO)
Comments: Gram initially suggested to divide the prize Rolin-Jaquemyns, James Brown Scott and André Weiss. Later he suggested that one prize was awarded Rolin and that the other prize was divided between Scott and Weiss.

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