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As a Norwegian lawyer, Heffermehl makes the case that the Norwegian
politicians entrusted with the Nobel peace awards have brushed aside the
legal requirements in Scandinavian estate law using the prize to
promote their own political and personal interests instead of the peace
ideas Alfred Nobel had in mind. Evaluating each of the 119 Nobel Peace
Prizes awarded between 1901 and 2009, the author tracks the
ever-widening divergence of the committee's selections from Nobel's
intentions and concludes that all but one of the last ten prizes are
illegitimate under the law.
Since August 2007 Heffermehl has marked himself as a staunch critic of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which, according to Heffermehl, has failed to comply with the will of Alfred Nobel, thereby making several awards—45% of the awards after 1945—juridically illegal. Among the laureates perceived by Heffermehl as illegal are the more controversial laureates, such as Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho (1973) and Arafat, Peres and Rabin (1994), but also less controversial ones such as Mother Teresa (1979) and Elie Wiesel (1986). Although many laureates have done "commendable work", Heffermehl
stresses that this is not good enough to receive a prize whose criteria
explicitly pertain to disarmament and peace work.
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