Decision ID: 001198

In January 2001 the 1992 Fund Executive Committee noted that criticism had continued to be made against the Fund by cabinet ministers, other politicians and various other bodies and individuals, the main criticisms being the low amount of compensation available, the pro-rating of payments in respect of early claimants and the Fund’s policy of requiring claimants to substantiate their losses. A large number of delegations expressed their support for the way the claims were being handled and considered that the Director’s response to the criticisms had been logical and reasonable. The Committee endorsed the Director’s position that the examination of claims should be pursued on the basis of the criteria set out in the Claims Manual.

Date: 01.01.2001
Categories: Application of the Conventions, Admissibility Criteria and Claims Manuals
Subjects: Criticism of the Funds, Consideration of claims admissibility criteria, Interpretation of 'pollution damage' in Article I.6 of the 1969 and 1992 Civil Liability Conventions