The Nobel Peace Prize 1960

Albert John Lutuli

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The Nobel Peace Prize 1960 was awarded to Albert John Lutuli "for his non-violent struggle against apartheid"
Albert Lutuli received his Nobel Prize one year later, in 1961. During the selection process in 1960, the Norwegian Nobel Committee decided that none of the year's nominations met the criteria as outlined in the will of Alfred Nobel. According to the Nobel Foundation's statutes, the Nobel Prize can in such a case be reserved until the following year, and this statute was then applied. Albert Lutuli therefore received his Nobel Prize for 1960 one year later, in 1961.

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