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Gulf War Reparations and the UN Compensation Commission: Environmental Liability

Cymie Payne and Peter Sand


The authors of this book, who held leadership positions and worked directly with the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), draw on their experience with the institution and provide a comprehensive view of the UNCC and its work in the aftermath of the Gulf War. In this book, 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 also describe how the work of the UNCC addre ... More

Keywords: United Nations Compensation Commission, UNCC, Gulf War, United Nations Security Council, Kuwait, international jurisprudence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199732203
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199732203.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cymie Payne, editor
Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and formerly a member of the UNCC Secretariat

Peter Sand, editor
Professor at the University of Munich and formerly a UNCC Commissioner for environmental claims

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