Culture of Peace

2020 List of Valid Nobel Peace Prize Nominations

From The Nobel Peace Prize Watch, February 2020

Letter submitted to the committee here
Media release here
See our NPPW guidelines for screening
The address for the full list is: http://www.nobelwill.org/index.html?tab=10

A. NEW nominations, 
(known /endorsed by NPPW for the first time in 2020):

The individual links to each of the valid nominations Full link Country
Kate Dewes/Rob Green http://www.nobelwill.org/Dewes_Green_2020.pdf New Zealand/UK
Madeleine Rees http://www.nobelwill.org/WILPF_Rees_Bolkovac2020.pdf UK
Cora Weiss http://www.nobelwill.org/Weiss2020.pdf USA
WILPF http://www.nobelwill.org/WILPF2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org/several2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org/WILPF_Rees_Bolkovac2020.pdf
Switzerland


B. Repeated earlier nominations 

The address for the full 2018 list is: http://www.nobelwill.org/index.html?tab=8
The Nobel Peace Prize Watch guidelines for screening nominations

The individual links to each of the valid nominations Full link Country
Ikuro Anzai http://www.nobelwill.org/SA9_Anzai_Schlichtmann2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org/Anzai_2019_nomination.pdf
Japan
Article 9 Association http://www.nobelwill.org/Article92020.pdf Japan
Abolition 2000 http://www.nobelwill.org/several2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org?tab=8#gza2000uz
international organization
Assange, Julian http://www.nobelwill.org/several2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org/Assange_Manning_Snowden.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org/Assange2019.pdf
UK
Benjamin, Medea http://www.nobelwill.org/several2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org?tab=8#benjamin
USA
Bolkovac, Kathryn http://www.nobelwill.org/WILPF_Rees_Bolkovac2020.pdf USA
Ellsberg, Daniel http://www.nobelwill.org/Ellsberg2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org/several2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org?tab=8#ellsberg2
USA
Engle, Dawn http://www.nobelwill.org/several2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org?tab=8#engle
USA
Falk, Richard http://www.nobelwill.org/Falk2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org/several2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org/?tab=8#falk2
USA
Ferencz, Benjamin http://www.nobelwill.org/Ferencz2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org?tab=8#ferencz2
USA
Galtung, Johan http://www.nobelwill.org/Galtung2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org/several2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org?tab=8#galtung2
Norway
Global Zero http://www.nobelwill.org/several2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org?tab=8#globalzero
international organization
Nihon Hidankyo http://www.nobelwill.org/several2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org?tab=8#hidankyo2
Japan
IALANA (International Association of Lawyers against Nuclear Arms) http://www.nobelwill.org/IALANA2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org?tab=8#weiss2
Berlin, New York, Colombo (Sri Lanka)
Juristen und Juristinnen gegen atomare, biologische und chemische Waffen http://www.nobelwill.org/IALANA2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org?tab=8#weiss2
Germany
Kelly, Kathy http://www.nobelwill.org/several2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org?tab=8#kelly2
USA
Kent, Bruce http://www.nobelwill.org/several2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org/Bruce_Kent_2019_nomination.pdf
UK
Krieger, David http://www.nobelwill.org/Krieger2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org?tab=8#krieger2
USA
Kuyukov, Karipbek http://www.nobelwill.org/several2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org/?tab=8#nazarbayev
Kazakhstan
Manning, Chelsea http://www.nobelwill.org/several2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org/Assange_Manning_Snowden.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org?tab=8#manning
USA (in prison)
Mayors for Peace http://www.nobelwill.org/several2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org?tab=8#mfp2
international organization
Nazarbayev, Nursultan http://www.nobelwill.org/several2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org?tab=8#nazarbayev
Kazakhstan
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation http://www.nobelwill.org/Krieger2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org?tab=8#krieger2
USA
Oberg, Jan http://www.nobelwill.org/Oberg2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org?tab=8#oberg2
Sweden
One billion Acts of Peace http://www.nobelwill.org/several2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org?tab=8#engle
global campaign
Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) http://www.nobelwill.org/several2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org?tab=8#pnnd2
Second Art. 9, SA9 http://www.nobelwill.org/SA9_Anzai_Schlichtmann2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org/SA9_2019_Nomination.pdf
Japan
Klaus Schlichtmann http://www.nobelwill.org/SA9_Anzai_Schlichtmann2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org/Schlichtmann_2019_Nomination.pdf
Germany /Japan,
Snowden, Edward Joseph http://www.nobelwill.org/Snowden2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org/several2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org/Assange_Manning_Snowden.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org?tab=8#snowden2
USA (in exile)
Suvanjieff, Ivan http://www.nobelwill.org/several2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org?tab=8#engle
USA
Swanson, David http://www.nobelwill.org/several2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org?tab=8#swanson2
USA
Weiss, Peter http://www.nobelwill.org/IALANA2020.pdf
http://www.nobelwill.org?tab=8#weiss2
USA

TOTAL:  36 nominations

Nobel Peace Prize Watch, NPPW, sees openness and transparency as essential to protect against corruption and malpractice. The Norwegian Nobel Committee hides behind strict secrecy. An open selection process, with free and open discussion, in line with modern and democratic ideas, is indispensable to keep the awarders to Nobel´s actual intention. This is why NPPW decided to give encouragement and advice to qualified candidates and publish all known nominations, provided they:

1) are sent to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, <postmaster@nobel.no>,
2) in time, i.e. by January 31,
3) by a qualified nominator and
4) comply with the intention (will) of Alfred Nobel.
5 NPPW must have seen the nomination and been permitted to publish. The awarders have claimed that no one may publish information on their nominations, but the secrecy for 50 years applies only to the awarders, not to the public. The NPPW screening is the only screening based on the actual will of Alfred Nobel.



GUIDELINES
for screening nominations qualified to win the Nobel “prize for the champions of peace”:

While others, the committee, parliamentarians, peace researchers, even peace people base their views on a VERY wide understanding of «peace» (= they use the prize as they like) the NPPW list is based on studies of what counts under the law, what Nobel actually wanted.

The best, most direct, access to Nobel´s own understanding of the “champions of peace” he described in his will lies in his correspondence with Bertha von Suttner, the leading peace protagonist of the period. The letters deal with breaking the arms race-driving logic of the old saying: “If you wish peace, prepare for war” and how to make countries agree on this.

Thus the purpose of Nobel – to liberate all nations from weapons, warriors and wars – has been decisive in our screening. The prize is primarily meant to prevent wars, not resolve old conflicts. It is not a prize for good deeds, but for a basic reform of international relations.

Candidates that work for global co-operation on international law and disarmament directly are the primary winners – but also important work that indirectly serves to illustrate the imperative need for international demilitarization should be considered. But to deserve the Nobel prize activities should point beyond resolution of local situations.

At the time of Nobel many statesmen listened to the voices for peace and disarmament, today very few officials and politicians hold the peace view that Nobel wished to support. In our view the prize must keep up with the times and in today´s world belongs mainly to the grassroots, civil society, that contest the official culture of violence, not to leaders who just respond to political processes as they are supposed to in a democracy.

“I like to believe that people, in the long run, are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.” US President Dwight D. Eisenhower 1959

Alfred Nobel would have liked to see his committee think along the same lines.

Nobel Peace Prize Watch, Feb 2, 2016

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