International Claims Commissions

Righting Wrongs after Conflict

Elgar International Law series

Lea Brilmayer, Howard Holtzmann Professor, Yale Law School, Chiara Giorgetti, Associate Professor of Law, University of Richmond, Law School and Lorraine Charlton, US

International claims commissions have, over the last few decades, established themselves as important and permanent fixtures in international adjudication. This book provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the workings and mechanics of claims commissions to assess their success and predict their utility in the future. The book authors examines the legal framework of an international claims commission and the basic elements its processing procedure, as well as exploring the difficulties and challenges associated with operating costs, remedies and compliance with judgments.

‘Thorough, creative and readable, this book is an important addition to the literature. The authors have eschewed an exclusively black-letter approach for a presentation and appraisal of the dynamic process of mass claims arbitration. Drawing on their rich experience, they also offer important recommendations to ensure that an interstate arrangement that is supposed to provide post-conflict justice for the “collateral” victims does not degenerate into a continuation of war by other means.’
– W. Michael Reisman, Yale Law School, US

2017 272 pp Hardback 978 1 78536 381 8 £81.00 £90.00 $117.00 $130.00

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