Nobel Peace Prize 2020 – Shortlist Sent to the Committee


Fredrik S. Heffermehl - The Nobel Peace Prize Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service

Oslo, 3 Feb 2020 – Our annual screening of candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize has now been posted on our website,, and sent to the Nobel committee. We have found 30 of the known candidates qualified and eligible, within the purpose of Nobel´s will. NPPW offers advice and assistance to nominators and candidates and each year supplies the committee with a wide range of genuine candidates. Believing in openness and transparency as indispensable to reaching good decisions and prevent corruption, here as everywhere else, we also publish the secret nominations,

In 2020 the NPPW recommends the committee to recognize the indispensable role of international law, pointing in particular to Klaus Schlichtmann and Ikuro Anzai, both Japan; their efforts to complete the original security structure of the UN by empowering the Security Council is at the epicenter of the “brotherhood of nations” mentioned in the testament of Alfred Nobel. Strengthening international law is also behind the nominations of Ben Ferencz (the Nuremberg prosecutor in 1945, turning 100 in March, would be the oldest laureate ever) and Bill Pace, both USA. Also important are the whistleblowers who stood up against misuse of military force; Julian Assange, Australia; and Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, and Daniel Ellsberg, all USA.

Nobel Peace Prize Watch, NPPW, publishes the only survey that meets academic standards, based as it is on concrete nominations found by an active worldwide search and a scrutiny of qualifications based on the actual intention of Alfred Nobel´s testament.

The list:


Fredrik S. Heffermehl, cand. jur, LLM NYU, is a member of the TRANSCEND Network and ex-Vice President of the International Peace Bureau. He is the author of The Nobel Peace Prize, What Nobel Really Wanted (Praeger, 2010 – expanded versions in Chinese, Swedish, Finnish, Spanish and [2014] Russian). fredpax@online.no


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