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III Establishment of The Claims Commission: Procedures, Jurisdiction, and Applicable Law

Sean D Murphy, Won Kidane, Thomas R. Snider

From: Litigating War: Mass Civil Injury and the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission

Sean D Murphy, Won Kidane, Thomas R Snider

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 14 August 2022

Subject(s):
Appointment of arbitrator — Jurisdiction — Reparations — International courts and tribunals, decisions — Burden of proof — Geneva Conventions 1949 — Geneva Conventions 1949 Additional Protocol 1 — Weapons, conventional
Article 5 of the December 2000 Algiers Agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia established the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission. This chapter addresses a wide range of issues concerning the establishment and operation of the commission, including the commission’s rules of procedure, jurisdiction, identification and application of various sources of law, approach to evidence, organization of claims, types of relief, and background information on the arbitrators and counsel for the parties. As discussed in Chapter I, the December 2000 Algiers Agreement aimed not...
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