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War Reparations and the UN Compensation CommissionDesigning Compensation After Conflict$

Timothy J. Feighery, Christopher S. Gibson, and Trevor M. Rajah

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199389735

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199389735.001.0001

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War Reparations and the UN Compensation Commission
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  • Arif H. Ali is the cochair of the International Arbitration practice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (Washington, DC). He served as a legal advisor at the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) and was in charge of the Category D claims (claims of individuals for over USD 100,000).

  • Ronald J. Bettauer is Visiting Scholar at George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC. He was the Assistant Legal Adviser for International Claims and Investment Disputes at the U.S. Department of State at the time of the creation of the UNCC.

  • David D. Caron is Dean of The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London. He was previously the C. William Maxeiner Distinguished Professor of Law at Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley. He was a Commissioner for the Precedent Panel involving certain corporate claims (E2 claims).

  • Aïssatou Diop is a lawyer at ICSID, the World Bank, in Washington, DC, where she has acted as Secretary of the Tribunal in numerous cases.

  • Timothy J. Feighery is a partner in the law firm of Arent Fox LLP in Washington, DC, and was previously a Chief of Section of the UNCC Legal Services Branch, responsible for non-Kuwaiti corporate claims and construction/engineering claims. He also served as Chairman of the U.S. Foreign Claims Settlement Commission from 2011 to 2013, and as a Deputy Special Master of the September 11 Victims Compensation Fund.

  • Christopher S. Gibson is the Associate Dean and Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. He served as a legal advisor at the UNCC and was in charge of the Category C claims (claims of individuals for under USD 100,000). He also served as senior legal officer at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague, The Netherlands, and was a legal officer at the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (“WIPO”) Arbitration and Mediation (p.xx) Center and Head of WIPO’s Electronic Commerce Law Section developing dispute resolution procedures for Internet-based domain name disputes.

  • Veijo Heiskanen is Partner with Lalive, Geneva, Switzerland. He has extensive experience as adviser and arbitrator in international claims proceedings, including in the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, the UNCC, the German Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future,” the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland, the UN Kosovo Property Claims Commission, and the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Tribunal. He acted as an expert to the Arbitration Commission for Former Yugoslavia (1993).

  • Mojtaba Kazazi served as the Executive Head of the United Nations Compensation Commission (2007–December 2012), and as Secretary of the UNCC Governing Council with Security Council membership (1997–2007). He is a practitioner in international law and an independent arbitrator in Geneva, and currently the Executive Commissioner, Rana Plaza Claims Administration, Dhaka. He is a Member of the Institut de Droit International.

  • Nicolas Leroux is a Managing Director of Kalexius, a legal services firm, in Geneva, Switzerland, and was formerly an associate at the Lalive firm in Geneva, specializing in international dispute resolution and international projects.

  • Francis E. McGovern is Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law. He served as a consultant to the UNCC in the design and implementation of the A, B, C, and D claims processes.

  • Michael J. Mucchetti was a legal advisor with the E4 (Kuwaiti corporate claims) Team of UNCC from 1998 to 2000, and serves as Chief of Staff for Representative Lloyd Doggett in the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • Caroline Nicholas is a lawyer with the International Trade Law Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (the Secretariat of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). She led the UNCC team responsible for the claims of the government of Kuwait, and in particular the claim for losses relating to its Sovereign Wealth Fund.

  • Robert C. O’Brien is the California managing partner of Arent Fox LLP. He served as the principal legal advisor to the UNCC panel on the first installment of government claims (F1), and was the U.S. Alternate Representative to the 60th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

  • Ucheora Onwuamaegbu acts as arbitrator in international disputes. He is an international adviser to the law firm of Arent Fox LLP, as well as to the State of (p.xxi) Kuwait in the implementation of UNCC F4 environmental remediation projects. He was a lawyer in the E2 Team of the UNCC before joining the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

  • Jason Scott Palmer is Assistant Professor of Legal Skills at Stetson University College of Law. Prior to joining Stetson, he worked for the Office of Legal Adviser at the Department of State as a team leader representing the United States in international arbitration cases before the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal. He also spent four years in Switzerland working as a team leader and claims judge for the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts, adjudicating claims of victims of Nazi persecution; for the UNCC coordinating review of Palestinian claims; and in private practice.

  • Trevor Michael Rajah was the Executive Head of the UNCC (2013–2014). He previously worked at the UNCC as a legal officer on the Construction and Engineering claims (1998–2002). Presently, he is employed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (“UNODC”) in Vienna, Austria. Before joining the United Nations, he worked as a divisional legal manager in the financial services industry. He is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales; as a barrister and solicitor in Ontario, Canada; and as an attorney in Zimbabwe. He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK.

  • Iñigo Salvador-Crespo is a founding partner of Peñaherrera Ponce Salvador. He was formerly a legal advisor at the UNCC and was in charge of the Category A claims (fixed sum claims submitted by individuals for departure from Kuwait and Iraq).

  • Michael E. Schneider is founding partner of the Lalive law firm in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • John Tackaberry QC is a barrister and member of Thirty Nine Essex Street Chambers in London, UK. He has extensive legal experience in building and civil engineering work, adjudication work, and DRB work. He was Chairman of the E3A Panel of Commissioners at the UNCC, which dealt with construction and engineering claims (1998–2003). He has a great deal of expertise in international disputes throughout the world. He is a member of, or has been admitted to the Bars of California, Ireland, Hong Kong (ad hoc), Malaysia (ad hoc), and New South Wales, and is also involved in ICC arbitrations. He has written and contributed to many books and conferences.

  • Marguerite C. Walter is a Senior Associate in the International Arbitration practice group in Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP office in Washington, DC.

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