Gulf War Reparations and the UN Compensation Commission: Environmental Liability

Hardcover | April 29, 2011

byCymie Payne, Peter Sand

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In Gulf War Reparations and the UN Compensation Commission: Environmental Liability, experts who held leadership positions and worked directly with the UNCC draw on their experience with the institution and provide a comprehensive view of the United Nations Compensation Comission and its workin the aftermath of the Gulf War. In this volume, the first of two on the UNCC's work, the authors explain that the United Nations Security Council established the ad hoc compensation commission to address reparations as a component of the ceasefire following Iraq's 1990-91 invasion and occupation of Kuwait. The authors alsodescribe how the work of the United Nations Compensation Commission addressed important questions of state responsibility, environmental liability, mass claims processing, international law, and dispute settlement institutions in the post-armed conflict context. Readers will also learn that the scope and the scale of the UNCC was extraordinary, since almost 2.7 million claims from 80-plus countries were submitted to the Commission (which awarded in excess of $55 billion and has paid out more than half of that total), and that this led to the development ofinnovative procedural, institutional and managerial approaches in handling mass, environmental, and corporate claims at a scale that is unparalleled. Additionally, the books note that the Commission also contributed to the evolution of international jurisprudence in these areas.

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In Gulf War Reparations and the UN Compensation Commission: Environmental Liability, experts who held leadership positions and worked directly with the UNCC draw on their experience with the institution and provide a comprehensive view of the United Nations Compensation Comission and its workin the aftermath of the Gulf War. In this vo...

Cymie Payne is a Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and was formerly a member of the UNCC Secretariat. Peter Sand is a Professor at the University of Munich and was formerly a UNCC Commissioner for environmental claims.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:392 pages, 6.5 × 9.29 × 1.3 inPublished:April 29, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Gulf War Reparations and the UN Compensation Commission: Environmental LiabilityAcknowledgementsContibutors BiosMapT.A. Mensah: Foreward1. C.R. Payne: The UNCC Program: Environmental Claims in ContextPart I. Claims Preparation and ReviewJ.E. Klee: The ProcessM.T. Huguenin, M.C. Donlan, A. van Geel, R.W. Paterson: Assessment and Valuation of Damage to the EnvironmentL. Wilde: Scientific and Technical Advice: The Perspective of Iraq's ExpertsC.R.Payne: Tracking and Follow-Up Programmes for Environmental AwardsPart II. Jurisprudence and Policy IssuesP.H. Sand: Points of LawP.H. Sand, J.K. Hammitt: Environmental Principles AppliedPart III. Looking to the FutureC. Bruch, A. Fishman: Institutionalizing Peacebuilding: The UNCC, Conflict Resources, and the Future of Natural Resources in Transitional JusticeD.A. Farber: The UNCC as a Model for Climate Change CompensationR. Costanza: Liability for Environmental Damages: Toward Principles of Sustainable GovernanceD.D. Caron: The Profound Significance of the UNCC for the EnvironmentAppendicesC.R. Payne: Guidance for ResearchersBibliography (articles and books)Basic documentsi. Security Council resolution 687ii. Governing Council decision 7, Criteria for Additional Categories of Claimsiii: iii. Governing Council decision 10, Procedural Rulesiv. Governing Council decision 124, Arrangement to Provide Technical Assistance to Iraq in Respect of Environmental Claimsv. Governing Council decision 258, Follow-up Programme for Environmental Claims Awardsvi. UNCC solicitation for consulting services, 1999Index