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Part 4 Adjudication Within the United Nations System, 30 United Nations Compensation Commission

Dame Rosalyn Higgins DBE QC, Philippa Webb, Dapo Akande, Sandesh Sivakumaran, James Sloan

From: Oppenheim's International Law: United Nations

Rosalyn Higgins, Philippa Webb, Dapo Akande, Sandesh Sivakumaran, James Sloan

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 31 May 2023

Claims commissions

The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), along with the United Nations Compensation Fund, was established by Security Council Resolution 692 (1991), acting under Chapter VII of the UN Charter. The UNCC is a very particular institution, one designed specifically to meet the realities of the situation arising out of Iraq’s invasion and occupation of Kuwait. As the Security Council had already determined Iraq’s liability, the role of the Commission related primarily to the verification of claims and making assessments as to compensation. This chapter discusses the UNCC’s establishment; its structure; categories of claims, all resulting from Iraq’s invasion and occupation of Kuwait from 2 August 1990 to 2 March 1991; payment to the Fund; and payment of claims.

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