My suggestion for the Nobel Peace Prize 2014: Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese writer and human rights activist.
Yes, I know that Liu Xiaobo already won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 and it would be the first time that one person wins the same prize twice. (Although it doesn’t seem to be a problem for the same football team to win the championship twice in a row.) But this is a special situation which calls for a special reaction: The Nobel Peace Prize laureate of 2010 is still in prison in China. If the Nobel Prizes are supposed to achieve anything beyond some newspaper articles for a week after their announcement, then the Nobel Prize committee can display the determination to continue awarding the prize to the last laureate who is still imprisoned and thereby to name and shame China. They should do so year after year after year – until China will have to release Liu Xiaobo.
The outrageousness of China’s treatment of Liu Xiaobo becomes even more apparent when looking for a historical parallel: in 1936 Nazi Germany released the laureate Carl von Ossietzky from a concentration camp (although he was of course still being watched by the Gestapo).