|Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize|
|Number:||23 - 2|
|Profession:||Jurist, teacher and legal philosopher|
|Motivation:||Kelsen had established a constitutional school based on his doctrine of government (the Viennese school). Kelsen stated that a theory of law should validate and give order to law itself, and his doctrine sought to understand the state from a juridical viewpoint not depending on political, social and psychological arrangements. An ardent supporter of a law reaching beyond the single states, Kelsen stressed the importance of establishing a system of international law emancipated from any political views.|
|Profession:||Professor of Political Science|
|Comments:||Kelsen fled when the Nazis had rose to power. After immigrating to the United States in 1940, he taught at Harvard, Berkeley and the Naval War College in Newport.|
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