|Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize|
|Number:||31 - 5|
|Profession:||Professor. Member of the Commission 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|
|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. In 1912 he presided over the Geneva peace conference.|
|Profession:||Lawyer. Member of the Commission of the Permanent International Peace Bureau.|
|Comments:||Richter was also on the short list, but no new evaluation was requested. The nominator also suggested that the prize for 1913 was divided between Ligue internationale de la Paix et de la Libertè and the Peace Society.|
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