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Greece Nominates European Court of Human Rights for 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

The Courtroom of the European Court of Human Rights. Credit: WIkipedia

The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on Friday announcing the decision taken by the country’s current administration regarding their nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020.

”Greece, by the decision of the Greek government, proposes the European Court of Human Rights for the Nobel Peace Prize 2020,” the statement begins.

Alternate Foreign Minister Miltiades Varvitsiotis sent a letter with this same declaration to the Nobel Committee, by which he officially informed them of Greece’s decision.

”Greece highly appreciates the work of the European Court of Human Rights, which is an important institution for the protection of human rights and the safeguarding of international justice, recognizing its wider contribution to the consolidation and promotion of world peace,” the Greek Ministry declared.

”The fact that our country is taking over the next Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, which will have as its central theme the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the signing of the European Convention on Human Rights, the implementation of which the ECHR is monitoring, is an additional reason for submitting this proposal,” the Foreign Ministry statement said.

The European Court of Human Rights, which also known as the Strasbourg Court, was established in 1958. It has jurisdiction over the 47 nations which are members of the Council of Europe.

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