Decision ID: 001684

In June 2005 the 1992 Fund Executive Committee noted that in February 2005 the Civil Court in Paris had rendered a judgement in respect of a claim by an organisation for the protection of birds for the costs of cleaning birds contaminated by oil spilled as a result of the incident. It was noted that the claim had been rejected by the Fund on the grounds that the organisation had already been compensated by the French Government, by TotalFinaElf and by private donors. The Committee noted that the Court had held that the Fund had an obligation to compensate only for losses which had actually been incurred and concluded that the claimant had not proved any loss which had not been compensated and for this reason rejected the claim.

Categories: Clean-up, Legal actions
Subjects: Admissibility criteria, Costs of cleaning & rehabilitation of wildlife, Voluntary Groups, Judgements in respect of claims for costs of clean-up and preventive measures