Decision ID: 000027

In October 1991 the 1971 Fund Assembly noted that there had been strong opposition in the sixth intersessional Working Group set up by the Assembly with the mandate to consider the future development of the intergovernmental oil pollution liability and compensation system to any further amendment to the definition of the notion of ‘pollution damage’ in Article I.6 of the 1969 Civil Liability Convention, which had already been amended in the 1984 Protocol to that Convention by the addition of the proviso to the effect that compensation for impairment of the environment, other than loss of profit from such impairment, should be limited to the costs of reasonable measures of reinstatement actually undertaken or to be undertaken. The Assembly adopted Resolution No.8 to the effect that the most practical way of ensuring that the content of the 1984 Protocols to the 1969 Civil Liability and 1971 Fund Conventions entered into force as soon as possible was to adopt new protocols to these Conventions, containing the same substantive and administrative provisions as the 1984 Protocols, but differing conditions for their entry into force.

Date: 30.09.1991
Category: Environmental damage
Subject: Admissibility criteria