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The United Nations Compensation Commission

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The United Nations Compensation Commission (?UNCC") is an example of the successful implementation of a large-scale victims' compensation programme. The institutional framework of the Commission, and the guidelines and procedures established to process claims and to pay compensation, were driven by the large numbers of claims that it was anticipated would be filed, and were eventually filed, with the Commission. The objective was to settle compensation claims in a fair and efficient manner within a reasonable period of time. This chapter provides a brief overview of the guidelines and procedures adopted by the Commission to process the claims, having particular regard to their impact on individual victims. One of the most significant challenges faced by the Commission was how to resolve the tension between the search for individual justice and fairness and the requirement of an expedient process that resolves the whole claims population within a reasonable time period".

Keywords: institutional framework; justice; United Nations Compensation Commission (?UNCC")

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