Henri La Fontaine Prize

The International Prize Henri La Fontaine (worth € 10,000) is intended to honor living individuals, institutions or public or private bodies active, contributing significantly to the defense, transmission and updating of values were those defended by Henri La Fontaine, Nobel Peace Prize 1913, such as humanism, social justice, feminism and self-examination. The international price for Henri La Fontaine Humanism was established by the Foundation Henri La Fontaine. The award bears the name of the Belgian Henri La Fontaine (1854- 1943), a lawyer specializing in international law who chooses the path of pacifism to influence society. His project leads especially to chair the International Peace Bureau and participate in the early work of the Assembly of the League of Nations which prefigures the United Nations. In this same concern for peace, he created in 1895 the International Office bibliography with Paul Otlet. Member of the Belgian Workers Party and a Freemason, he argues in favor of universal suffrage and is sensitive to women. emblematic figure of the early twentieth century, Henri La Fontaine is one of the first socialist Senators in 1895. He remained chairman until 1935.

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Henri La Fontaine Prize 2014

Winner: Cartonning for Peace

Honour president: Ms Antoinette Spaak

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Henri La Fontaine Prize 2012

Winner: Austrian Centre of Philosophy for Children

Honour President: M. Stéphane Hessel

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