Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the U.S.

Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the U.S.

Foreign Claims Settlement Commission

Meet the Commissioners

Commissioner Anuj Desai

Anuj C. Desai

Commissioner of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
On April 6, 2012, Mr. Anuj C. Desai was sworn in as a part-time Commissioner of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission. He was nominated for the position by President Obama on April 8, 2011, and confirmed by the Senate on March 30, 2012.

Sylvia M. Becker

Commissioner of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
On September 16, 2013, Ms. Sylvia M. Becker was sworn in as a part-time Commissioner of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission. She was nominated for the position by President Obama on September 19, 2012, and confirmed by the Senate on June 27, 2013.

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News

July 22, 2015

CLAIMS AGAINST CUBA

On December 17, 2014, the President issued a statement announcing significant changes to the United States Government’s policies regarding Cuba.  Although the broad outlines of these changes have been unveiled, it is not yet clear what effect such changes will have on the status of the claims previously adjudicated by the Commission. 

Subsequently, on July 1, 2015, the President issued a statement announcing that the United States has agreed to formally re-establish diplomatic relations with the Government of Cuba and re-open embassies in the respective countries. 

While the Commission itself is not involved in these policy changes, we will continue to monitor this issue and will post information regarding pertinent developments here on our website. 

With regard to claims not previously filed with the Commission, please be advised that the Commission is not presently authorized to accept claims by U.S. Nationals for property seized by Cuba.  On July 6, 1972, the Commission completed a program involving claims against Cuba under Title V of the International Claims Settlement Act of 1949, as amended.  Additionally, the Commission conducted a second Cuba claims program in 2006; the completion date for that program, however, was August 11, 2006.  See 70 Fed. Reg. 46,890 (August 11, 2005).  If you have a claim against the government of Cuba that was not adjudicated in the Commission’s claims programs, we can only suggest that you contact the Department of State’s Office of International Claims and Investment Disputes, to request the assistance of the United States in pursuing a claim.  See http://www.state.gov/s/l/c7344.htm.

For further information regarding the Commission's Cuba claims programs, including access to all of the Commission's decisions in those programs, please click here.

JULY 14, 2015

PROPOSED CLAIMS AGENDA FOR THE COMMISSION’S PUBLIC MEETING TO BE HELD JULY 16, 2015

February 9, 2015

All of the Commission's decisions issued under its Cuba claims program are now available online.  Those decisions, along with a searchable index of the claims, may be found on the Final Opinions and Orders page of the Commission's website.  If you have any questions or require further information you may contact the Commission via email at info.fcsc@usdoj.gov or by phone at 202-616-6975.

October 23, 2014

Commencement of the Adjudication of Claims against Iraq under the Department of State's Letter of Referral dated October 7, 2014

October 2009

Availability of FCSC Decisions (PDF)

 

General Information Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
Leadership 

Anuj C. Desai
Commissioner

 

Sylvia M. Becker
Commissioner

Contact 

Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
(202) 616-6975
info.FCSC@usdoj.gov