Freedom of Information Act

TITLE: Claims Against Albania

ACRONYM: None

ORIGINATOR:

Department/Agency Name: U.S. Department of Justice
Major Organization Subdivision: Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
Minor Organization Subdivision:
Name of Unit: Office of Chief Counsel
Street Address: Bicentennial Building, 600 E Street, NW, Suite 6002
City: Washington, DC
Zip Code: 20579
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Country: United States
Hours of Service: 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Telephone: 202-616-6975
FAX: 202-616-6993
E-mail Address: info.fcsc@usdoj.gov

ABSTRACT: The Foreign Claims Settlement Commission (FCSC) established the Claims Against Albania system of records when it began adjudicating claims against Albania under the Agreement Between the Government of the United States and the Government of the Republic of Albania on the Settlement of Certain Outstanding Claims, signed March 10, 1995, and entered into force April 18, 1995, pursuant to its ongoing authorization to adjudicate claims set forth in Title I of the International Claims Settlement Act of 1949, as amended (22 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.). The records are organized sequentially by claim number and indexed alphabetically by surname of claimant. Follow this link to view the Alphabetical Listing of Albanian Claimants.

PURPOSE: The system is maintained for collection and preservation of evidence and information on claims submitted to the FCSC by United States nationals for expropriation or other taking of property by the former Albanian Communist regime, and also contains the FCSC's written determinations of the validity and amount of those claims. Upon completion of the claims adjudication process, which is expected to occur at or about the end of 1998, the records system will become inactive and will be transferred to storage at the Federal Records Center.

ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: The alphabetical listing of claimants whose claims are comprised by the records system may be accessed on this web page. However, the records system itself exists only in paper form. The information in the records system is public information, and is available for inspection and copying in the FCSC's offices during the hours of service set forth above. The information is also available upon request sent by mail, e-mail, telephone, and FAX.

AGENCY PROGRAM: The Claims Against Albania records system supports the FCSC's issuance of decisions in its ongoing adjudication of claims against Albania, and the certification of awards made in those decisions to the Department of the Treasury for payment out of the Albania claims fund.

SOURCES OF DATA: Most of the information in the records system has been provided by the claimants. Some additional information has been collected by the FCSC's independent consultants in Albania.

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ORDER PROCESS: After referring to the index of claimants, information from the system may be requested by telephone, FAX, mail, and e-mail, directed to the addresses and numbers set forth above.

OFFICE TO CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Department/Agency Name:
Major Organization Subdivision: Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
Minor Organization Subdivision: None
Name of Unit: Office of Chief Counsel
Street Address: Bicentennial Building, 600 E Street, NW, Suite 6002
City: Washington, DC
Zip Code: 20579
State:
Country: United States
Hours of Service: 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Telephone: 202-616-6975
FAX: 202-616-6993
E-mail Address: info.fcsc@usdoj.gov

DATE OF LAST MODIFICATION: The records system is updated as new information is submitted by claimants or received from the FCSC's independent consultants in Albania. 12/98