The Foreign Compensation Commission was established under the Foreign Compensation Act 1950. It is primarily a judicial tribunal but also has administrative functions. The Commission’s judicial duties involve the adjudication of claims put forward by applicants to participate in the distribution of compensation from funds made available by the Government out of monies received from another country or from an international organisation or from an international tribunal. The Commission’s administrative functions include the examination of claims pending adjudication, the investment of various funds, the payment of adjudicated claims where appropriate and, as a separate matter, registering and reporting upon applications to participate in compensation which the Government has received or contemplates receiving from another country or from an international organisation or an international tribunal.
9 March 2000
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