Decision ID: 001060

In April 1999 the 1971 Fund Executive Committee considered the proper procedure for taking decisions in the light of the decreasing number of 1971 Fund Member States and the substantial number of former 1971 Fund States that had an interest in the Executive Committee decisions. Delegations of Executive Committee members as well as a number of delegations of former 1971 Fund Member States gave their strong support for the Chairman’s interpretation of Resolution No.11, which had been adopted by the 1971 Fund Assembly at its 3rd extraordinary session and which provided that ‘former States Parties which had been affected by incidents covered by the 1971 Fund Convention but in respect of which settlements had not been finalised, should be entitled to present their views on pending cases in the competent bodies of the 1971 Fund’ and that ‘to the extent that the provisions of the 1971 Fund Convention relating to the obligations to make contributions under Articles 10 and 12 with respect to incidents which occurred before denunciation of the Convention has taken effect continue to apply, such States shall be heard before further decisions concerning the admissibility of claims arising out of such incidents are taken’. The Committee endorsed the continued application of the consensus approach and emphasised that this was the only way in which the views of former Member States could be taken into account in conformity with Resolution No.11.

Date: 31.03.1999
Categories: Administrative matters, Application of the Conventions
Subjects: Operation and winding up of the 1971 Fund after May 1998, Treaty/constitutional issues