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Iraq Claims Program

Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. § 1623(a)(1)(C), the Commission has authority to adjudicate claims of U.S. nationals against a foreign government that are included in a category of claims referred to it by the Secretary of State. On November 14, 2012, the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State referred to the Commission for adjudication a category of claims within the scope of the Claims Settlement Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Iraq(“CSA”), signed on September 2, 2010.
The category of claims referred to the Commission consists of claims of U.S. nationals for compensation for serious personal injuries knowingly inflicted upon them by Iraq in addition to amounts already recovered under the CSA for claims of hostage-taking, provided that

  1. The claimant has already received compensation under the CSA from the Department of State for his or her claim of hostage-taking, and such compensation did not include economic loss based on a judgment against Iraq, and
  2. The Commission determines that the severity of the serious personal injury suffered is a special circumstance warranting additional compensation.

Under the referral, “serious personal injury” may include instances of serious physical, mental, or emotional injury arising from sexual assault, coercive interrogation, mock execution, or aggravated physical assault.

 

The Commission recommends that prospective claimants consult the FCSC website frequently for updates concerning the Iraq Claims Program. General information regarding the Claims Settlement Agreement can be found on the website of the U.S. Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the Commission at (202) 616-6975 or via email at info.FCSC@usdoj.gov.

Important Documents

Claims Settlement Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Iraq

Instructions for Completing Statement of Claim

Statement of Claim Form

Albania Claims Program

Pursuant to the U.S.-Albanian Claims Settlement Agreement of March 1995, the FCSC retains authority to adjudicate claims of U.S. nationals for expropriation, confiscation and other loss of property suffered at the hands of the Communist regime which seized power in Albania at the end of the Second World War. A fund of $2 million was provided by Albania under the 1995 agreement from which to pay the Commission's awards, and over $1 million remains available in this fund. Accordingly, anyone with a potential uncompensated property claim against the Albanian government is encouraged to submit his or her claim without delay.

Important Documents

January 2005 FCSC Form 1-04 Statement of Claim Form (PDF)
Instructions for FCSC Form 1-04 Statement of Claim Form (PDF)

Libya Claims Program

Claims under the Department of State Letter of Referral dated November 27, 2013

Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. § 1623(a)(1)(C), the Commission has authority to adjudicate claims of U.S. nationals against a foreign government that are included in a category of claims referred to it by the Secretary of State. By letter dated November 27, 2013, the Department of State referred to the Commission certain categories of claims against Libya within the scope of the Claims Settlement Agreement between the United States of America and the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya of August 14, 2008, as implemented pursuant to the Libyan Claims Resolution Act, Pub. L. 110-301 and Executive Order 13477 dated October 31, 2008. To file a claim, each claimant must submit a completed claim form along with any evidence he or she wishes the Commission to consider in support his or her claim by June 13, 2014.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS
NOVEMBER 27, 2013 REFERRAL CLAIM FORM
NOVEMBER 27, 2013 REFERRAL CLAIM FORM INSTRUCTIONS

Status of claims filed under the Department of State Letters of Referral dated December 11, 2008 and January 15, 2009

On May 21, 2013, the Commission completed its adjudication of all claims submitted under both the December 11, 2008 and January 15, 2009 Referral Letters and its programs under these Referrals are now closed. The table below summarizes the results of the Commission's adjudication of these claims.

  December 2008
Referral
January 2009
Referral
Category A
January 2009
Referral
Category B
January 2009
Referral
Category C
January
2009
Referral
Category D
January
2009
Referral
Category E
Physical Injury
January
2009
Referral
Category E
Death
January
2009
Referral
Category F
Claims Received 50 27 50 7 28 69 17 4
Decisions Issued 34 Awards and
16 Denials
19 Awards and
8 Denials
36 Awards and
14 Denials
7 Denials 7 Awards
and
21 Denials
33 Awards and
36 Denials
11 Award
and
6 Denials
1 Award
and
3 Denials
Final Decisions Issued 50 27 50 7 28 69 17 4
Value of Awards $100.5 Million $17.04
Million
$7.2 Million $0 $15.5
Million
$99
Million
$110
Million
$10,125,939(Prin.) $11,442,311 (Int.)
For questions related to the amount available for payment of these claims or about the Settlement Fund please contact either the Department of State or the Treasury Department

All of the Commission’s decisions in its Libya claims program are available online on the Final Opinions and Orders page of the Commission’s website.

General Information Office of 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
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