|Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize|
|Number:||31 - 2|
|Name:||The Institute of International Law (Institut de Droit International)|
|Profession:||Scientific society aimed at developing international law as a codified science.|
|Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1904|
|Name:||Chevalier Edouard Eugène F Descamps|
|Profession:||Professor of Law|
|City:||Leuven (Louvain Löwen)|
|Motivation:||The Institute of International Law was nominated for its work to draft the first international arbitration regulations, and for its efforts to establish a codification of the laws of war. Descamps was nominated for his inter-parliamentary peace work. President of the sixth Inter-Parliamentary Peace Conference in Brussels in 1895, and Belgian delegate to the peace conference at The Hague in 1899. He was elected Secretary General of the Institute of International Law in 1900. Descamps wrote significant works on neutrality and disarmament, and he also contributed to the abolitionist movement.|
|Profession:||Member of the Institute of International Law|
|Comments:||Lehr had earlier nominated Descamps. The nomination of the Institute of International Law was made in case the Nobel Committee decided to give the prize to an organisation.|
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