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* NSG PEACE PRIZE 2016 (Seventh Edition) *

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Minoa
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Minoa » Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:59 am

Cerillium wrote:Dutere should be dropped. The International Criminal Court has put him on notice (source). A leading member of the Philippines’ senate has called for an international criminal investigation into the country’s president in an effort to stop a vicious war on drugs that has killed more than 3,800 people since June (source). He hasn't much of a clue when it comes to peaceful diplomacy (source).

Trump's nomination is lacking and mainly the person's opinion.

    Donald John Trump for fighting to usher in a new era in American politics which will make the world safer by challenging the greed and warmongering of the established political order by forging new relationships that will resolve the problems of global conflict and unequal trade through dialogue and negotiation rather than confrontation and exploitation. [CITATION NEEDED]

    He made the first bold step in ending one of the 21st century's most dangerous geopolitical confrontations - that between the Russian Federation and the United States playing out in Eurasia. This confrontation has directly or indirectly caused serious hurt and harm in places like the Crimea and the Ukraine and instability across Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. Donald Trump has also shown an interest in resolving for good the European Migrant crisis and diffusing tensions in East Asia. [CITATION NEEDED]

Trump does not have solid business acumen. (Sources: New York Times: Warren Buffett Is Latest Billionaire to Excoriate Donald Trump; New York Times: Trump, the Bad, Bad Businessman; Newsweek: Donald Trump's Many Business Failures, Explained)

Trump's intolerance and lack of concern for humanity are well known. (HuffPo: Here Are 13 Examples Of Donald Trump Being Racist - I don't feel HuffPo is often a valid source. However most of the article's accusations can be traced to court documentation or news coverage.)

I feel that his history disqualifies him from nomination for a peace prize. He has done nothing to "usher in a new era in American politics" unless it was to benefit him personally. His "talks" with Mexico ingratiated no one. His trifling with Russia's Putin has done nothing to prevent conflicts. His solution to the refugee problem perpetually vacillates between "Block them all" and "Only let in the good ones". He has not diffused tensions in East Asia; his comments earlier in the year only incurred rancor.

Has Trump done anything good? Sure. It wouldn't qualify him for a peace prize however.

Hi, Thanks for stepping in to provide a new and more solid reason for Trump’s removal than mine. I will take this into account.

However, I may have to start a new thread as the OP has old info.
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Minoa
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Minoa » Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:54 am

To provide opportunity for readers to correct typographical mistakes and familiarise themselves with the voting, here is the text I will use to introduce the voting.

2016 NSG Peace Prize, Voting Stage

About the nominations

  • Nominations closed on Saturday 15 October 2016 at 20:00 CET.
  • The NSG Peace Prize Committee is the ultimate referee of the proceedings.
  • Donald Trump and Rodrigo Duterte have been removed: see Cerillium’s post (P2TM RP Mentor) for more information.
  • No further discussion about the inclusion or exclusion of Trump or Duterte will be entered into.
About the polls

  • Vote for one candidate only (still deciding on whether to use the forum or gameplay poll or a form - either may require a new thread).
  • You may change your vote while the poll is in progress, but you cannot change your vote in Round 1 while Round 2 is in progress.
  • You do not need to vote for the same candidate that you nominated or supported.
  • You may campaign for or against candidates who are in the poll that is currently in progress.
Voting schedule

  1. Voting for the 1st round lasts from Saturday 5 November 2016 at 20:00 CET to Friday 11 November 2016 at 20:00 CET.
  2. Voting for the 2st round lasts from Sunday 13 November 2016 at 20:00 CET to Saturday 19 November 2016 at 20:00 CET.
  3. The (eventual) winner will be declared on Monday 21 November 2016.
Round 1 voting

Round 1 consists of six candidates that have one nomination. Vote for one candidate only. The candidate with the least number of votes will be eliminated.

  1. AllTrials (Philjia)
    For advocating that every clinical trial be registered on a database and their results made publicly available in the interest of improving public health.
  2. Amnesty International (Minoa)
    For their long-established and continuous work to defend human rights.
  3. Ban Ki-moon (The Great Devourer of All)
    For his dedication to alleviate the damage caused by the Aleppo debacle and other similar humanitarian crises.
  4. Black Lives Matter (Yootxtlalkaan)
    For bringing attention to police brutality in the United States, for advocating criminal justice reform, and for reviving and continuing the black civil rights movement of the 1960s.
  5. Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I (New Werpland)
    For his efforts towards increased minority rights in Turkey, the improvement of relations with the Catholics, and unity of the Orthodoxy.
  6. Rosetta Stone (Auristania)
    For improving our understanding of Egyptian Civilization, because of its trilingual inscription in Greek and Hieroglyphics.
For clarity, the reasons provided here have been abridged. Click on the main nominator’s name to read the full reasons for the nomination. (w) indicates withdrawal of support or nomination.

Round 2 candidates

Round 2 consists of ten candidates, five of which have more than one nomination, and the five highest ranked candidates with one nomination. Vote for one candidate only. The candidate with the most number of votes will be the winner of the NSG Peace Prize for 2016.

  1. Blue Shield International (The Archregimancy, supported by Thermodolia and Seylland)
    For their efforts to protect global cultural heritage for future generations.
  2. Juan Manuel Santos and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Shrillland (w), supported by Pope Joan, Napkiraly, Outer Sparta (w) and Geilinor (w))
    For their ongoing efforts to end a civil conflict that had lasted for over six decades.
  3. Kurdish Defenders of Kobane (Shofercia, supported by Geilinor (w), Bakery Hill and Socialist Tera)
    For supporting women's rights and upholding democratic values even while facing the assault of ISIL.
  4. Project Semicolon (Nanatsu no Tsuki, supported by Minzerland II, Idzequitch and Outer Sparta)
    For their efforts to reduce suicide rates worldwide, by raising awareness about suicide, mental illness and addiction.
  5. Rescuers, Nurses and Doctors of Aleppo (European Guilds and Dread Lady Nathicana, supported by Cerillium, Geilinor and Neutraligon)
    For intervening to save civillians trapped in the rubble and injured because of the catastrophic bombings in the Syrian Civil War.
  6. 1st place candidate from Round 1
  7. 2nd place candidate from Round 1
  8. 3rd place candidate from Round 1
  9. 4th place candidate from Round 1
  10. 5th place candidate from Round 1
For clarity, the reasons provided here have been abridged. Click on the main nominator’s name to read the full reasons for the nomination. (w) indicates withdrawal of support or nomination.

Disqualified candidates

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  • Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (Scandinavian Nations (w))
    Rejected because the nominee committed serious human rights abuses.
  • CITES (Shamhnan Insir)
    Rejected because the reasons were more related to the environment than peace or human rights.
  • Donald Trump (Even Less of Mackonia, supported by Scandinavian Nations, Panslavicland, Tinhampton (w), Great Kauthar, Wolfmanne2 (w), Herskerstad, Aelex and Brilliania)
    Rejected mainly due to the nominations either lacking evidence or being opinion-based (see Cerillium’s post (P2TM RP Mentor)).
  • Harambe (Maurepas, supported by The Liberated Territories)
    Rejected on the advice of Farnhamia (Game Moderator), and due to the lack of seriousness behind it.
  • International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Len Hyet)
    Rejected (by Risottia) because the nominator did not explain how the Movement’s work contributed to peace or human rights.
  • Julie Bishop (Freyhill)
    Rejected (by Risottia) because the nominator did not explain exactly how Bishop’s work positively contributed to peace or human rights.
  • Justin Trudeau (New Dukaine, supported by Outer Sparta (w))
    Rejected (by Risottia) because the nominator did not explain exactly how his leadership positively contributed to peace or human rights.
  • Malala Yousafzai (Praeotoria)
    Winner of the 2013 NSG Peace Prize, a year ahead of Nobel!
  • Médecins Sans Frontières (Neutraligon)
    Winner of the 2015 NSG Peace Prize.
  • Michael Gove (Tinhampton)
    Rejected because the nominator did not explain exactly how Gove’s justice and education reform positively contributed to peace or human rights.
  • LGM-30 Minuteman and the Trident D5 (Nuclear weapons) (Wolfmanne2)
    Rejected because the nominator did not explain exactly how nuclear weapons positively contributed to peace, let alone even prevent conventional conflict.
  • Rodrigo Duterte (Wolfmanne2 (w), supported by Tumbra, Great Kauthar (w) and Asigna)
    Rejected because the nominee advocated vigilante killings in relation to the crackdown on the drugs trade – the International Criminal Court has since placed Duterte under investigation (see Cerillium’s post (P2TM RP Mentor)).
(w) indicates withdrawal of support or nomination.
Last edited by Minoa on Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:03 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Cerillium
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New York Times Democracy

Postby Cerillium » Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:25 pm

Minoa wrote:To provide opportunity for readers to correct typographical mistakes and familiarise themselves with the voting, here is the text I will use to introduce the voting.

2016 NSG Peace Prize, Voting Stage

About the nominations

  • Nominations closed on Saturday 15 October 2016 at 20:00 CET.
  • The NSG Peace Prize Committee is the ultimate referee of the proceedings.
  • Donald Trump and Rodrigo Duterte have been removed: see Cerillium’s post (P2TM RP Mentor) for more information.
  • No further discussion about the inclusion or exclusion of Trump or Duterte will be entered into.
About the polls

  • Vote for one candidate only (still deciding on whether to use the forum or gameplay poll or a form - either may require a new thread).
  • You may change your vote while the poll is in progress, but you cannot change your vote in Round 1 while Round 2 is in progress.
  • You do not need to vote for the same candidate that you nominated or supported.
  • You may campaign for or against candidates who are in the poll that is currently in progress.
Voting schedule

  1. Voting for the 1st round lasts from Saturday 5 November 2016 at 20:00 CET to Friday 11 November 2016 at 20:00 CET.
  2. Voting for the 2st round lasts from Sunday 13 November 2016 at 20:00 CET to Saturday 19 November 2016 at 20:00 CET.
  3. The (eventual) winner will be declared on Monday 21 November 2016.
Round 1 voting

Round 1 consists of six candidates that have one nomination. Vote for one candidate only. The candidate with the least number of votes will be eliminated.

  1. AllTrials (Philjia)
    For advocating that every clinical trial be registered on a database and their results made publicly available in the interest of improving public health.
  2. Amnesty International (Minoa)
    For their long-established and continuous work to defend human rights.
  3. Ban Ki-moon (The Great Devourer of All)
    For his dedication to alleviate the damage caused by the Aleppo debacle and other similar humanitarian crises.
  4. Black Lives Matter (Yootxtlalkaan)
    For bringing attention to police brutality in the United States, for advocating criminal justice reform, and for reviving and continuing the black civil rights movement of the 1960s.
  5. Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I (New Werpland)
    For his efforts towards increased minority rights in Turkey, the improvement of relations with the Catholics, and unity of the Orthodoxy.
  6. Rosetta Stone (Auristania)
    For improving our understanding of Egyptian Civilization, because of its trilingual inscription in Greek and Hieroglyphics.
For clarity, the reasons provided here have been abridged. Click on the main nominator’s name to read the full reasons for the nomination. (w) indicates withdrawal of support or nomination.

Round 2 candidates

Round 2 consists of ten candidates, five of which have more than one nomination, and the five highest ranked candidates with one nomination. Vote for one candidate only. The candidate with the most number of votes will be the winner of the NSG Peace Prize for 2016.

  1. Blue Shield International (The Archregimancy, supported by Thermodolia and Seylland)
    For their efforts to protect global cultural heritage for future generations.
  2. Juan Manuel Santos and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Shrillland (w), supported by Pope Joan, Napkiraly, Outer Sparta (w) and Geilinor (w))
    For their ongoing efforts to end a civil conflict that had lasted for over six decades.
  3. Kurdish Defenders of Kobane (Shofercia, supported by Geilinor (w), Bakery Hill and Socialist Tera)
    For supporting women's rights and upholding democratic values even while facing the assault of ISIL.
  4. Project Semicolon (Nanatsu no Tsuki, supported by Minzerland II, Idzequitch and Outer Sparta)
    For their efforts to reduce suicide rates worldwide, by raising awareness about suicide, mental illness and addiction.
  5. Rescuers, Nurses and Doctors of Aleppo (European Guilds and Dread Lady Nathicana, supported by Cerillium, Geilinor and Neutraligon)
    For intervening to save civillians trapped in the rubble and injured because of the catastrophic bombings in the Syrian Civil War.
  6. 1st place candidate from Round 1
  7. 2nd place candidate from Round 1
  8. 3rd place candidate from Round 1
  9. 4th place candidate from Round 1
  10. 5th place candidate from Round 1
For clarity, the reasons provided here have been abridged. Click on the main nominator’s name to read the full reasons for the nomination. (w) indicates withdrawal of support or nomination.

Disqualified candidates

Click the button below for more information.

  • Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (Scandinavian Nations (w))
    Rejected because the nominee committed serious human rights abuses.
  • CITES (Shamhnan Insir)
    Rejected because the reasons were more related to the environment than peace or human rights.
  • Donald Trump (Even Less of Mackonia, supported by Scandinavian Nations, Panslavicland, Tinhampton (w), Great Kauthar, Wolfmanne2 (w), Herskerstad, Aelex and Brilliania)
    Rejected mainly due to the nominations either lacking evidence or being opinion-based (see Cerillium’s post (P2TM RP Mentor)).
  • Harambe (Maurepas, supported by The Liberated Territories)
    Rejected on the advice of Farnhamia (Game Moderator), and due to the lack of seriousness behind it.
  • International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Len Hyet)
    Rejected (by Risottia) because the nominator did not explain how the Movement’s work contributed to peace or human rights.
  • Julie Bishop (Freyhill)
    Rejected (by Risottia) because the nominator did not explain exactly how Bishop’s work positively contributed to peace or human rights.
  • Justin Trudeau (New Dukaine, supported by Outer Sparta (w))
    Rejected (by Risottia) because the nominator did not explain exactly how his leadership positively contributed to peace or human rights.
  • Malala Yousafzai (Praeotoria)
    Winner of the 2013 NSG Peace Prize, a year ahead of Nobel!
  • Médecins Sans Frontières (Neutraligon)
    Winner of the 2015 NSG Peace Prize.
  • Michael Gove (Tinhampton)
    Rejected because the nominator did not explain exactly how Gove’s justice and education reform positively contributed to peace or human rights.
  • LGM-30 Minuteman and the Trident D5 (Nuclear weapons) (Wolfmanne2)
    Rejected because the nominator did not explain exactly how nuclear weapons positively contributed to peace, let alone even prevent conventional conflict.
  • Rodrigo Duterte (Wolfmanne2 (w), supported by Tumbra, Great Kauthar (w) and Asigna)
    Rejected because the nominee advocated vigilante killings in relation to the crackdown on the drugs trade – the International Criminal Court has since placed Duterte under investigation (see Cerillium’s post (P2TM RP Mentor)).
(w) indicates withdrawal of support or nomination.

Looks good, Minoa.
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Cerillium
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New York Times Democracy

Postby Cerillium » Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:00 pm

I wear teal, blue & pink for Swith
There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears, and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination.

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Ex-Nation

Postby Empire of Constantinople » Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:59 am

New Werpland wrote:After serious thought I would like to nominate the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I for his efforts towards increased minority rights in Turkey, the improvement of relations with the Catholics, and unity of the Orthodoxy. Most notably his role in organizing the Pan-Orthodox Council, the first gathering of Orthodox Autocephalous Churches in centuries which convened this year, was a pretty positive thing I'd say. It was a shame that it received so much politically motivated resistance.

I am in utter agreement. Варфоломей has been a good Patriarch for the Greeks of Constantinople, and his work has been noted as exemplary of Orthodox Christian virtue.

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