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Gulf War Reparations and the UN Compensation Commission: Environmental Liability

ISBN13: 9780199732203
Published: April 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press USA
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
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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 work in 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 also describe 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 of innovative 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.

Public International Law
FOREWORD (T.A. Mensah)
Chapter 1 The UNCC Program: Environmental Claims in Context (C.R. Payne)
Part I. Claims Preparation and Review
Chapter 2 The Process (J.E. Klee)
Chapter 3 Assessment and Valuation of Damage to the Environment (M.T. Huguenin, M.C. Donlan, A. van Geel, R.W. Paterson)
Chapter 4 Scientific and Technical Advice: The Perspective of Iraq's Experts (L. Wilde)
Chapter 5 Tracking and Follow-Up Programmes for Environmental Awards (C.R.Payne)
Part II. Jurisprudence and Policy Issues
Chapter 6 Points of Law (J.R. Allen)
Chapter 7 Environmental Principles Applied (P.H. Sand)
Chapter 8 Public Health Claims (P.H. Sand, J.K. Hammitt)
Part III. Looking to the Future
Chapter 9 Institutionalizing Peacebuilding: The UNCC, Conflict Resources, and the Future of Natural Resources in Transitional Justice (C. Bruch, A. Fishman)
Chapter 10 The UNCC as a Model for Climate Change Compensation (D.A. Farber)
Chapter 11 Liability for Environmental Damages: Toward Principles of Sustainable Governance (R. Costanza)
Chapter 12 The Profound Significance of the UNCC for the Environment (D.D. Caron)
Guidance for Researchers (C.R. Payne)
Bibliography (articles and books)
Basic documents
- Security Council resolution 687
- Governing Council decision 7, Criteria for Additional Categories of Claims
- Governing Council decision 10, Procedural Rules
- Governing Council decision 124, Arrangement to Provide Technical Assistance to Iraq in Respect of Environmental Claims
- Governing Council decision 258, Follow-up Programme for Environmental Claims Awards
- UNCC solicitation for consulting services, 1999