Sign the Petition to Shirin Ebadi, 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Winner


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Irom Sharmila has been on a hunger strike for 12 years.  Irom, also know as the "Iron Lady of Manipur" has been a brave hero the past 12 years and deserves the highest recognition possible, the Nobel Peace Prize. Her campaign against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act has brought worldwide attention to the Indian Army's misuse of the extraordinary powers granted through this law.  Concerned human rights workers have accused troops of using the law to torture and kill suspects.  Sign the petition today to encourage past Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi to submit a nomination to the Nobel Committee for Irom Sharmila.

Who May Nominate Candidates for the Peace Prize? 

According to the statutes of the Nobel Foundation, a nomination is considered valid if it is submitted by a person who falls within one of the following categories: [1]

  1. Members of national assemblies and governments of states•  Members of international courts
  2. University rectors; professors of social sciences, history, philosophy, law and theology; directors of peace research institutes and foreign policy institutes
  3. Persons who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
  4. Board members of organizations that have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
  5. Active and former members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee; (proposals by members of the Committee to be submitted no later than at the first meeting of the Committee after February 
  6. Former advisers to the Norwegian Nobel Committee


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