|Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize|
|Number:||19 - 4|
|Profession:||Professor. Member of the Commision of the Permanent International Peace Bureau.|
|Name:||Henri Marie La Fontaine|
|Profession:||Professor of International Law . Member of parliament (Senate). Member of the Permanent International Peace Bureau.|
|University:||Free University of Brussels|
|Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1913|
|Name:||The Permanent International Peace Bureau|
|Profession:||Central office through which peace activities could be coordinated|
|Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1910|
|Motivation:||Richter was chairman of the German Peace Association. One of the central figures of the early German peace movement. He attended international peace conferences and presided over the peace conference in Hamburg in 1897. La Fontaine was considered a true internationalist. He was president of the Commission of the Permanent International Peace Bureau and Secretary General for the Belgian Peace and Arbitration League. He also participated in the activities of the Inter-Parlimentary Union. Together with Paul Otlet he founded in 1907 the Union of International Associations. The Peace Bureau organized peace conferences, and it collected and published peace literature. It was the heart of the European peace movement, and it co-ordinated the activities of the various national and non-governmental peace organizations.|
|Profession:||Lawyer. Member of the Commission of the Permanent International Peace Bureau.|
|Comments:||Arnaud suggested that the prize should be divided between Richter and La Fontaine.|
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