Nobel Peace Prize

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Stacey Abrams, the U.S. voting rights activist, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize
Stacey Abrams
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According to a report from Reuters, the voting rights activist and politician Stacey Abrams has been nominated by a Norwegian lawmaker for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. "Abrams' work follows in Dr Martin Luther King Jr.'s footsteps in the fight for equality before the law and for civil rights," said Lars Haltbrekken, a Socialist Party member of Norway's parliament.

Abrams, a Democratic Party politician who played a critical role in helping to register thousands of voters for the 2020 presidential election and Senate runoff election in Georgia, is being nominated for her work to “promote nonviolent change via the ballot box.”

Other nominees include the U.S. Black Lives Matter movement, as well as Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the "Pentagon Papers" about the Vietnam War, U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and WikiLeaks, have also been nominated, as have pro-democracy and civil rights campaigners from Belarus to Poland and Hungary.

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Jared Kushner, Avi Berkowitz nominated for Nobel peace prize for negotiating "Abraham Accords" by attorney Alan Dershowitz
Jared Kushner
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Former White House senior advisor and Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and his deputy Avi Berkowitz have been nominated for the Nobel peace prize by for their involvement in negotiating the "Abraham Accords" – a series of four normalisation deals between Arab nations and Israel.

The nomination was submitted by American attorney Alan Dershowitz, who is among thousands of people eligible to nominate candidates.

The Nobel Peace Prize 2020 goes to World Food Programme (WFP)
The Nobel Peace Prize 2020 goes to World Food Programme (WFP)
Credit: Courtesy World Food Programme

The Nobel Peace Prize 2020 has been awarded to the United Nation's World Food Programme (WFP) "for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict".