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International Mass Claims ProcessesLegal and Practical Perspectives$

Howard M. Holtzmann and Edda Kristjánsdóttir

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199207442

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207442.001.0001

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(p.375) ANNEX A Experience in Mass Claims Processes of Members of the Mass Claims Steering Committee of the Permanent Court of Arbitration

(p.375) ANNEX A Experience in Mass Claims Processes of Members of the Mass Claims Steering Committee of the Permanent Court of Arbitration

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International Mass Claims Processes
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Oxford University Press

Each of the Members of the Steering Committee appointed by the Secretary-General of the Permanent Court of Arbitration during the preparation of this book has participated in two or more Mass Claims Processes as a decision-maker, a staff member, a government official, or a lawyer representing a party. (Those who provided key information about a particular Claims Process for this book are indicated by an asterisk.)

Howard M. Holtzmann, Chairman of the Steering Committee and Co-Editor

  • * Judge, Iran–United States Claims Tribunal, 1981–1994; Substitute Judge, 1994–present;

  • * Arbitrator (CRT-I) and Senior Claims Judge (CRT-II), Claims Resolution Tribunals for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland, 1998–2002.

    George Aldrich

  • Judge, Iran–United States Claims Tribunal, 1981–present;

  • Commissioner, Eritrea–Ethiopia Claims Commission, 2000–present.

    Ronald J. Bettauer

  • United States Representative, Governing Council, United Nations Compensation Commission, 1991–present;

  • Counsel for the United States Department of State, in matters relating to:

  • • Iran–United States Claims Tribunal,

  • • United Nations Compensation Commission,

  • • German Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future,”

  • • Holocaust Victim Assets Litigation (Swiss banks), and

  • • Eritrea–Ethiopia Claims Commission.

    Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel

  • Judge and President, Iran–United States Claims Tribunal, 1984–1988;

  • Panel Chairman, United Nations Compensation Commission, 1994–1996.

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    Robert Briner

  • Judge and President, Iran–United States Claims Tribunal, 1985–1991;

  • Commissioner, United Nations Compensation Commission, 1997–2004;

  • Arbitrator (CRT-I) and Senior Claims Judge (CRT-II), Claims Resolution Tribunals for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland, 1998–2002.

    Charles N. Brower

  • * Judge, Iran–United States Claims Tribunal, 1984–1988; 2001–present; Substitute Judge, 1983–1984; 1988–2000;

  • Member, Register of Experts, United Nations Compensation Commission, 1991–present;

  • Counsel to parties, United Nations Compensation Commission, 1991–2004.

    Thomas Buergenthal

  • Judge and Vice-President, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, 1979–1991;

  • Vice Chairman (CRT-I) and Senior Claims Judge (CRT-II), Claims Resolution Tribunals for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland, 1998–2002;

  • Judge, International Court of Justice, 2000–present.

    David D. Caron

  • Legal Assistant, Iran–United States Claims Tribunal, 1983–1986;

  • Counsel to the Defender of the Fund, Marshall Islands Nuclear Tests Tribunal, 1994–1996;

  • * Commissioner, United Nations Compensation Commission, 1996–2003;

  • Commissioner, German Forced Labour Compensation Programme at the International Organization for Migration, 2000–2001;

  • Counsel to party, Eritrea–Ethiopia Claims Commission, 2004–2005.

    John R. Crook

  • Agent for the United States, Iran–United States Claims Tribunal, 1983–1987;

  • United States Representative to United Nations Compensation Commission, 1991–1995;

  • * Commissioner, Eritrea–Ethiopia Claims Commission, 2000–present.

    Jacomijn J. van Haersolte-van Hof

  • Author of treatise on the Iran–United States Claims Tribunal, 1991;

  • Consultant to Secretariat, Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland (CRT-I), 1998.

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    Veijo Heiskanen

  • Legal Assistant, Iran–United States Claims Tribunal, 1990, 1992–1994;

  • * Deputy Chief, Legal Services Branch, United Nations Compensation Commission, 1994–1998;

  • * Secretary-General and Senior Claims Judge, Claims Resolution Tribunal (CRT-II), 2001–2002;

  • * Commissioner, Housing and Property Claims Commission in Kosovo, 2000–present;

  • * Deputy Director, Claims Processing, German Forced Labour Compensation Programme and Holocaust Victim Assets Programme, International Organization for Migration, 2000–2001;

  • Legal Advisor on compensation claims, Government of Ethiopia, 2000.

    Hans van Houtte

  • Commissioner, United Nations Compensation Commission, 1998–2001;

  • Arbitrator (CRT-I) and Senior Claims Judge (CRT-II), Claims Resolution Tribunals for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland, 1998–2002;

  • * International Commissioner and Legal Chair, Commission for Real Property Claims of Displaced Persons and Refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1996–2003;

  • * President, Eritrea–Ethiopia Claims Commission, 2000–present;

    Andreas J. Jacovides

  • Commissioner, United Nations Compensation Commission, 1998–2002;

  • Arbitrator (CRT-I) and Senior Claims Judge (CRT-II), Claims Resolution Tribunals for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland, 1998–2002.

    Clifton M. Johnson (alternate Member to Ronald J. Bettauer)

  • Deputy Assistant Legal Advisor for International Claims and Investment Disputes, United States Department of State Legal Adviser’s Office, 2000–2001;

  • Agent for the United States, Iran–United States Claims Tribunal, 2001–present;

  • Counsel for the United States Department of State, in matters relating to Iran–United States Claims Tribunal.

    Gabrielle Kirk-McDonald

  • Judge, International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia, 1993–1999;

  • Judge, Iran–United States Claims Tribunal, 1991–present.

    Jeffrey D. Kovar (alternate Member to Ronald J. Bettauer)

  • Counsel for the United States Department of State, in matters relating to:

  • Iran–United States Claims Tribunal,

  • United Nations Compensation Commission, and

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  • Commission for Real Property Claims of Displaced Persons and Refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    Richard M. Mosk

  • * Judge, Iran–United States Claims Tribunal, 1981–1984, 1997–2001; Substitute Judge, 1984–1997;

  • Consultant to party, United Nations Compensation Commission, 1994–1995.

    Roberts B. Owen

  • Legal Adviser, United States Department of State, worked on establishing the Iran–United States Claims Tribunal, 1979–1980;

  • Arbitrator and Vice Chairman (CRT-I) and Senior Claims Judge (CRT-II), Claims Resolution Tribunals for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland, 1998–2002.

    Florence M. Peterson

  • * Senior Vice President and General Counsel, American Arbitration Association Programs, 1995–1999/1999–2004.

    Michael F. Raboin

  • Deputy Agent of the United States, Iran–United States Claims Tribunal, 1986–1991;

  • Director and Deputy Executive Secretary, United Nations Compensation Commission, 1991–2005.

    Lucy F. Reed

  • * Deputy Agent and Agent for the United States, Iran–United States Claims Tribunal, 1989–1992;

  • Deputy Assistant Legal Advisor for International Claims and Investment Disputes, United States Department of State Legal Adviser’s Office, 1992–1993;

  • * Co-Director, Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland (CRT-I), 1998–1999;

  • * Commissioner, Eritrea–Ethiopia Claims Commission, 2000–present.

    Arthur W. Rovine

  • Agent for the United States, Iran–United States Claims Tribunal, 1981–1983;

  • Counsel to parties, Iran–United States Claims Tribunal, 1983–2000;

  • Counsel to parties, United Nations Compensation Commission, 1993–2002.

    Norbert Wühler

  • Legal Assistant to the President and Deputy Secretary-General, Iran–United States Claims Tribunal, 1983–1991;

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  • * Chief, Legal Services Branch, United Nations Compensation Commission, 1992–2000;

  • Senior Adviser, Commission for Real Property Claims of Displaced Persons and Refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1996;

  • * Director, Claims Programs (German Forced Labour Compensation Programme, Holocaust Victim Assets Programme, and technical assistance to the Iraq Property Claims Commission), International Organization for Migration, 2000–present.

    Edda Kristjánsdóttir, Secretary to the Steering Committee and Co-Editor

  • Member of Secretariat, Eritrea–Ethiopia Claims Commission, 2001–2002;

  • Associate Legal Officer, German Forced Labour Compensation Programme, International Organization for Migration, 2002.

  • Observers:

    Mark Appel

  • * Regional Director, Regional Vice-President and Senior Vice-President (since 1995), American Arbitration Association, 1976–2001;

  • Senior Vice-President, International Centre for Dispute Resolution of the American Arbitration Association, 2001–present.

    Shavit Matias

  • Deputy Attorney-General, Israel, 2004–present;

  • Commissioner, International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims, 2003–present.

Notes:

  • – An asterisk indicates that the Committee Member was a principal source of information concerning the Mass Claims Process marked with*.

  • – The term “present” means that this function was performed at least until 31 January 2006.

  • – The mandates of all of the Senior Claims Judges of CRT-II terminated in late May 2002, before they had any part in the reorganization of CRT-II or had decided any claims.

  • – The Members of the Steering Committee participated in their personal capacities, and the views they expressed were not necessarily those of the governments or organizations with which they are, or have been, affiliated.

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