British Lord nominates Cuban medical brigade for Nobel Peace Prize
London, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The member of the House of Lords of the British Parliament John Hendy formally nominated the Henry Reeve Cuban medical brigade for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, the Cuba Solidarity Campaign reported today.
In his proposal to the Norwegian committee that grants such a recognition, the British parliamentarian stressed that since the creation of the medical brigade in 2005, Cuba´s thousands of health workers have helped millions of people in nations hit by natural disasters and pandemics such as cholera and Covid-19.
I do believe this internationalism and humanitarianism is very inspiring, said John Hendy, who also considered this example of solidarity and cooperation provided by the Cuban doctors is what is really needed now, instead of competition and exploitation that characterize current globalization.
Lord John Hendy, who is also a recognized and seasoned lawyer in labor law, is the third member of the House of Lords and the 18th MP of UK who formally advocates for awarding the Henry Reeven Medical Brigade the Nobel Peace Prize.
In addition to the 18 lawmakers, eight other British academics made formal requests on behalf of Cuba's health workers.
According to the requirements of the Norwegian committee in charge of awarding the Nobel Peace Prize, nominations for such a recognition can only be made by parliamentarians, academics, magistrates of international courts, people already awarded and active or retired members of the committee. The deadline is January 31, 2021.
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