The Nobel Committee refused to extend the terms of the nomination because of Zelensky


The charter does not allow extending the deadline for nominating candidates for the Nobel Prize, the head of the Nobel Institute said. Earlier, European politicians asked to re-open the acceptance of applications for the nomination of Zelensky “The Nobel Committee refused to extend the terms of the nomination because of Zelensky” />

The Nobel Peace Prize

The charter does not allow extending the deadline for nominating candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize, Olav Njolstad, head of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, told RBC, commenting on the initiative to nominate Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

On March 18, former and current European politicians proposed to nominate Zelensky for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize. They also stated the need for this to extend the deadline for nominating candidates for the award until March 31.

Njolstad confirmed to RBC that the committee could add additional names to the list before the first meeting. However, he said that it took place on February 28.

At the same time, he refused to comment on the specific situation with the Ukrainian president. “We never, as a matter of principle, comment on the potential candidacy of any person or organization,” said Njolstad.

As stated on the award website, candidates for the award can be nominated until midnight on January 31 CET. “Nominations sent and received after this date are included in next year's discussions,” noted on the award website. Members of the Nobel Committee may propose their candidates at the first meeting after the deadline. After that, in February— in March, a shortlist of candidates is being prepared.

In 2022, 343 candidates are nominated for the Peace Prize— 251 people and 92 organizations. This number was the second in the history of the award, second only to 2016, when there were 376 candidates.

Dmitry Muratov and Filipino journalist Maria Ressa.

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