Originally Posted by Thumbs Up
Why did they give Obama a Nobel peace prize on his first year in office? Didn't the US drop a lot of bombs that year? (and every year!)
The Nobel Peace Prize 2009
The Norwegian Nobel Committee is responsible for the selection of eligible candidates and the choice of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. The Committee is composed of five members appointed by the Storting (Norwegian parliament). The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway
, not in Stockholm, Sweden
, where the Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and the Economics Prize are awarded.
How are the Nobel Laureates selected?
There are 318 candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020, of which 211 are individuals and 107 are organizations.
The statutes of the Nobel Foundation restrict disclosure of information about the nominations, whether publicly or privately, for 50 years. The restriction concerns the nominees and nominators, as well as investigations and opinions related to the award of a prize.