Nomination archive


Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1955
Number:16 - 1
 
Nominee:
Name:Rafael Lemkin
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1901
Year, Death:1959
Profession:International law scholar
Country:UNITED STATES (US)
 
Motivation:Lemkin worked to establish international laws on genocide.
 
Nominator:
Name:Stephan A Riesenfeld
Gender:M
Profession:Professor of Law (Jurisprudence)
University:University of California
City:Berkeley
State:IL
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. Also nominated in 1950 and 1951.
 

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