UNITED STATES. FOREIGN CLAIMS SETTLEMENT COMMISSION.
Iran Claims Program decisions and orders, 1991-1995

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: United States. Foreign Claims Settlement Commission.
Title: Iran Claims Program decisions and orders, 1991-1995
Call Number:L-037
Extent: 12 linear ft. (28 boxes)
Abstract: Orders and decisions of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission arising from claims by United States nationals against the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Language: Materials entirely in English .

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, 1998.

Custodial History

Donated to the Emory Law Library by Prof. David Bederman of the Emory Law School ca. 1998. Apparently acquired by him from the estate of Prof. Richard B. Lillich of the University of Virginia Law School in 1996. Prof. Lillich received them directly from the Commission as they were released.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], United States Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, Iran Claims Program decisions and orders, Emory Law Archives, Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Terry Gordon, 2013.


Collection Description

Administrative History

The Foreign Claims Settlement Commission is a quasi-judicial, independent agency within the United States Department of Justice that adjudicates claims of U.S. nationals against foreign governments under specific jurisdiction conferred by Congress, pursuant to international claims settlement agreements or at the request of the Secretary of State. It was granted jurisdiction over small claims (less than $250,000) arising from the Iranian Revolution by the Algiers Accord of 1981, the Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 1985, and the “lump sum settlement” decision of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal. (See Richard B. Lillich & David J. Bederman, Jurisprudence of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission: Iran Claims , 91 AM. J. INT’L L. 436.)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of 247 orders and 2729 decisions of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission arising from claims by U.S. nationals against the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran. It also includes miscellaneous related documents.

Arrangement Note

Organized into three series: (1) Miscellaneous, (2) Orders, and (3) Decisions.



Description of Series

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