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

Timothy J. Feighery, Christopher S. Gibson, and Trevor M. Rajah


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 liberated Kuwait. The UNCC was established with the objectives to receive and decide claims against Iraq submitted on behalf of individuals, corporations, and governments (including mass claims on behalf of similarly situated individuals), and to pay compensation for such claims. These claims arose directly from Iraq ... More

Keywords: UN Compensation Commission, UNCC, UN Security Council, Kuwait, Iraq, international law, state responsibility, reparations, Iraq war, mass claims

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199389735
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199389735.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy J. Feighery, editor
Arent Fox LLP, Washington, DC, Partner, USA

Christopher S. Gibson, editor
Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Professor of Law, USA

Trevor M. Rajah, editor
United Nations Compensation Commission, Geneva, Executive Head, Switzerland

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Part One The UNCC through Different Lenses: Political Context, Operations, Comparative Analysis, and Lessons Learned

Chapter 2 Dispute System Design

Francis E. McGovern *,**

Chapter 3 Applicable Law

Veijo Heiskanen* and Nicolas Leroux**

Part Two The UNCC’s Jurisprudence and Work on Urgent Claims, Claims of Individuals, Corporations, and Governments

Chapter 9 Corporate/Business Claims

Michael J. Mucchetti *

Chapter 11 Construction and Engineering Claims

John Tackaberry and Trevor M. Rajah

Chapter 13 The KIA Claim

Caroline Nicholas

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