International Claims Commissions

11-12 March 2021

International Claims Commissions (ICCs) were created for the specific purpose of resolving claims arising from a particular event or defined categories of disputes and are established to consider claims resulting from significant international war-related or traumatic historical events. ICCs encompass unique forms of binding adjudication. Ad hoc bodies, their structure, jurisdiction, procedure and ability to provide remedy vary considerably. At the occasion of this webinar gathering authors for the Research Handbook that C. Giorgetti, P. Pearsall and H. Ruiz Fabri are co-editing, the ICCs will be examined from three different points: a historical overview, unique legal features, and possible future use.

I n t r oduc t i o n

11 March 2021, 08:30 - 09:00 AM (EST) / 02:30 - 03:00 PM (CET)

Purpose of the BookProf. Hélène Ruiz Fabri, Prof. Chiara Giorgetti, Patrick Pearsall
Claims Commissions In Context

11 March 2021, 09:00 - 11:00 AM (EST) / 03:30 - 05:00 PM (CET)

Historical Overview of International Claims CommissionsProf. Makane Mbengue
Mexican-American Claims CommissionProf. Frederic Megret and Nicole Maylor
The Iran-US Claims TribunalJudge and Prof. Bruno Simma and Jan Ortgies
The UNCCDr Norbert Wühler
The Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims CommissionsAmb. Namira Negm
The Holocaust ClaimsAmb. Stuart Eizenstat
Claims Commission for Bosnia-HerzegovinaJudge and Prof. Hans van Houtte
Claims Commissions As A Dispute Resolution Tool

11 March 2021, 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM (EST) / 05:30 - 07:30 PM (CET)

Institutional Design: How States Create Commissions and WhyTimothy J. Feighery
Institutional Design: The Role of Secretariats and Administrative InstitutionsDr Dirk Pulkowski
Institutional Design: Mass Claims ProcessesProf. John Crook
Institutional Design: Ad Hoc Commissions and Multilateral CommissionsFedelma Smith The
Multiple Role of States and International OrganizationsJeremy Sharpe
Issues of Diplomatic Protection & AttributionLee Caplan and Yateesh Begoore
Procedural Issues: Remedies & EnforceabilityDr Aloysius Llmzon
Claims Commissions For The Next Century

12 March 2021, 07:00 - 09:00 AM (EST) / 01:00 - 03:30 PM (CET)

Claims Commissions and Climate ChangeWendy Miles
Claims Commissions and Investment ObligationsAngeline Welsh
Claims Commissions and Environmental ObligationsProf. Natalie Klein
Claims Commissions and the Palestinian ClaimsRonald Bettauer
Conclusion: Claims Commissions: A Critique
Prof. Chiara Giorgetti, Patrick Pearsall, Prof. Hélène Ruiz Fabri

This conference is co-organised with Prof. Giorgetti (University of Richmond) and Patrick Pearsall (Allen & Overy)