War Reparations and the UN Compensation Commission: Designing Compensation After Conflict

Hardcover | February 26, 2015

EditorChristopher S. Gibson, Trevor M. Rajah, Timothy J. Feighery

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The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) is a claims reparation program created by the United Nations Security Council in May 1991, after the UN-authorized Allied Coalition Forces' military operations terminated the seven-month invasion and occupation of Kuwait by Iraq and liberatedKuwait. The UNCC was established with the objectives to receive and decide claims from individuals, corporations, and governments against Iraq as arising directly from Iraq's invasion and occupation of Kuwait; and to pay compensation for such claims. War Reparations and the UN Compensation Commission: Designing Compensation After Conflict is the first collective work on the UNCC claims program by experts who have contributed to its progress, and who have assisted in paving the way for more informed research on the Commission and itsjurisprudence. Given its unprecedented, serious and sustained effort within the international community, the two-decade long operations of the UNCC deserve considerable attention and in-depth analysis especially with respect to its impact on the development and progress of international law in theareas of State responsibility and reparations.

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The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) is a claims reparation program created by the United Nations Security Council in May 1991, after the UN-authorized Allied Coalition Forces' military operations terminated the seven-month invasion and occupation of Kuwait by Iraq and liberatedKuwait. The UNCC was established with the obj...

Christopher S. Gibson is the Associate Dean and Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. He served as a legal advisor at the UNCC and was in charge of the Category "C" claims (claims of individuals for under US$100,000). He also served as senior legal officer at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague,...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.29 × 6.61 × 1.42 inPublished:February 26, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContributorsMojtaba Kazazi: PrefaceAcknowledgmentsProf. David Caron: IntroductionPart I: The UNCC Through Different Lenses: Political Context, Operations, Comparative Analysis, and Lessons Learned1. Ronald J. Bettauer: Policy Issues Surrounding the Creation and Operations of the UNCC2. Francis E. McGovern: Dispute System Design: The United Nations Compensation Commission3. Veijo Heiskanen and Nicolas Leroux: Applicable Law: Jus ad Bellum, Jus in Bello and the Legacy of the UNCC4. Arif H. Ali and Marguerite C. Walter: Principles of Valuation Taken from the UNCC Perspective5. Jason Scott Palmer: The Palestinian "Late Claims" Program: Remedying Mistakes in Mass Claims Processing Without Compounding the Error6. Michael E. Schneider: The Role of Iraq in the UNCC Process with Special Emphasis on the Environmental ClaimsPart II: The UNCC Jurisprudence and Work on Urgent Claims, Claims of Individuals, Corporations, and Governments7. Tim Feighery: The Jurisprudential Legacy of the UNCC: Legal Issues Common to All Claims Categories8. Iligo Salvador-Crespo: Making Good for Forced Exodus: the UNCC Compensation of Departure from Iraq or Kuwait - Claims of Individuals: A Claims9. Michael Mucchetti: Corporate/Business Claims: Claims of Kuwaiti Corporations10. Ucheora Onwuamaegbu and Aessatou Diop: Directness of Claims by Foreign Companies in Remote Locations: Claims of Non-Kuwaiti Corporations11. John Tackaberry and Trevor Rajah: Construction and Engineering Claims12. Robert C. O'Brien: Government and International Organization Claims: Precedential Claims by Governments for Damage to Diplomatic Property and Related Losses13. Caroline Nicholas: The KIA Claim: Costs of Financing Kuwait's ReconstructionIndex