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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

2012 Nobel Peace Prize Is Unlawful

IPBThe International Peace Bureau has declared that the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize that was awarded to the European Union is unlawful. The reason that the IPB declared the award to be unlawful was because it claimed that the EU does not embody what its founder, Alfred Nobel, wanted a winner to possess. The will of Alfred Nobel explains that the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize should be a "'person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses." The IPB argued that by awarding the prize to the EU, the organization has basically contradicted Nobel's intent.

See David Swanson, The 2012 Nobel Peace Prize is Unlawful and Cannot Be Paid to the EU, WarIsACrime.org, Nov. 5, 2012.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.


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