Swedish professor Stefan Svallfors has nominated Snowden for the award citing his, "Heroic effort at great personal cost." The Judiciary Report is of the belief, Snowden deserves the award and should be formally commended for his efforts. He has done a great public service.
‘Heroic effort at great personal cost’: Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
In his letter addressed to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Stefan Svallfors praised Snowden for his "heroic effort at great personal cost." He stated that by revealing the existence and the scale of the US surveillance programs, Snowden showed "individuals can stand up for fundamental rights and freedoms."
"This example is important because since the Nuremberg trials in 1945 has been clear that the slogan ‘I was just following orders’ is never claimed as an excuse for acts contrary to human rights and freedoms," Professor Svallfors wrote.
He emphasized that the decision to award the 2013 prize to Edward Snowden would also "help to save the Nobel Peace Prize from the disrepute incurred by the hasty and ill-conceived decision to award US President Barack Obama 2009 award