Decision ID: 003442

In April 1999 the 1971 Fund Executive Committee, noting that a number of claimants had brought legal actions against the 1971 Fund in the Civil Court in la Coruña, and also noting the different opinions of the Spanish Government and the Fund on the question as to whether or not the claims were time-barred. instructed the Director to study further this complex issue. In view of the time constraints, the Committe decided, however, that the Fund should raise the defence of time-bar in the civil proceedings.

Date: 31.03.1999
Category: Time bar provisions
Subject: Interpretation/application of the time-bar provisions in Article VIII of the 1969 and 1992 Civil Liability Conventions and Article 6 of the 1971 and 1992 Fund Conventions