Here are the top candidates, based on betting odds from William Hill and Ladbrokes.
University professors, professors emeriti and associate professors of history, social sciences, law, philosophy, theology, and religion; university rectors and university directors (or their equivalents directors of peace research institutes and foreign policy institutes.
The Nobel peace prize is one of the five awards inaugurated by Alfred Nobel, the man who invented dynamite, before his death in 1896.
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This year she said she had no regrets about the policy despite the political cost, which was made manifest in last months German elections where she came out with a reduced majority.As with female winners, racial diversity seems to be increasing as well, the last five years have seen winners from Pakistan, India, Yemen, Liberia, and China.The best odds being offered for peace prize winners this september 2015 birthday freebies year go to Pope Francis (9-2 followed by another Vatican man - Father Mussie Zerai (5-1 an Eritrean-born priest who advocates for north African refugees.Mahatma Gandhi with his granddaughters in Delhi in 1947.The candidates on the short list are then considered by the Nobel Institute's permanent advisers.
To date, the award has been bestowed on 22 organisations including the office of the United Nations high commissioner for refugees (unhcr which has won twice (19) and the International Committee of the Red Cross, which takes the Nobel cake by having won three times.
Including Von Suttner, who won the award in 1905, only 16 individual women have won the peace prize since it began, compared to 87 men.
One British betting company told time that Francis received more bets than any other candidate.
Topping the list is, pope Francis, who has been favoured to win since he became head of the Catholic church in 2013.Submission Submission of Nominations The Norwegian Nobel Committee has launched an on-line nomination form.The nominees are a closely guarded secret but whoever wins.The number of nominating letters is much higher, as many are for the same candidates.On the rare occasions when this proves impossible, the selection is decided by a simple majority vote.Pope Francis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Syrian White Helmets and the architects of the Iran nuclear deal are among the oddsmakers favorites to win this years.In 2015, time named her.If the Committee is serious about reaching Mr Trump, however, The Guardian has suggested awarding the prize to the American Civil Liberties Union.Seventeen peace prize winners were born in the US, 11 in the UK, nine in France, five in Germany and five in Sweden.