The Nobel Peace Prize award to the European Union
Prof. Francis Boyle is a professor of international law at the University of Illinois Law School who has a long career as an anti-war activist and upholder of human rights. He has served as a counsel to Bosnia and Herzegovina and was a legal advisor to the Palestinian delegation during the Middle East Peace negotiations from 1991 to 1993. Prof. Boyle has served on the board of directors of Amnesty International, and the Council for Responsible Genetics. He drafted the legislation for what became the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act in 1989 which was signed into law by the first Bush administration. He has been a strong opponent of the current Afghan and Iraq wars, and was an advocate for bringing international arrest warrants against George W Bush, Cheney and others in the Bush administration.
Prof. Boyle is a sharp critic of the Nobel committee’s selections for the Peace Prize when completely unwarranted and in opposition to the original intents and purposes of the award. He himself has been qualified for making nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize since 1976 while teaching international law at Harvard.
He has published numerous papers in law reviews and his most recent book is “The Palestinian Right to Return Under International Law” (Clarity Press)