Nomination Database

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1904
Number:5 - 1
 
Nominee:
Name:Chevalier Edouard Eugène F Descamps
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1847
Year, Death:1933
Profession:Professor of International Law. Senator.
University:Louvain
City:Leuven (Louvain Löwen)
Country:BELGIUM (BE)
 
Motivation: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.
 
Nominator:
Name:Ernest Lehr
Gender:M
Profession:Member of the Institute of International Law
City:Lausanne
Country:SWITZERLAND (CH)
 
Comments: Lehr nominated both the Institute of International Law and Descamps, the former being his primary choice.