Decision ID: 000009

In October 1988 the 1971 Fund Executive Committee noted a claim submitted by the USSR (which was not a party to the Fund Convention at the time) authorities relating to environmental damage based on the application of a formula. The Committee, referring to 1971 Fund Resolution No3, expressed the view that claims of this kind were not admissible under the 1969 Civil Liability Convention. The committee instructed the Director to negotiate with the USSR authorities on the basis of Resolution No3 and to examine the legal possibilities for the Fund to intervene in court proceedings in the USSR relating to this case and, if legally possible, to consider whether it would be appropriate to make such intervention.

Date: 30.09.1988
Category: Environmental damage
Subject: Claims based on abstract quantification of damage