La Fontaine, Henri

La Fontaine, Henri

(äNrē` läfôNtĕn`), 1854–1943, Belgian jurist and statesman. A senator from 1894 to 1936, he headed the International Peace BureauInternational Peace Bureau
(IPB), organization est. 1891 in Bern, Switerland, by Fredrik Bajer and other members of the third World Peace Congress. Dedicated to promoting world peace, it brought together various European pacifist groups and coordinated their activities.
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 from 1907 and was awarded the 1913 Nobel Peace Prize. His writings on international law were extensive.
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