The Commission has accepted for filing claims of individuals, corporations and Governments, submitted by Governments, as well as those submitted by international organizations for individuals who were not in a position to have their claims filed by a Government.
Since 1991, the Commission has received more than 2.6 million claims seeking a total of approximately US$352 billion in compensation. Nearly one hundred Governments have submitted claims for their nationals, corporations and/or themselves. Thirteen offices of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), have also submitted claims for individuals who were not in a position to have their claims filed by Governments.
The Governing Council has identified six categories of claims listed below. These comprise four categories of claims of individuals, one for corporations and one for Governments and international organizations, which also includes claims for environmental damage. Claims Processing.
Deadlines were established for the filing
of the various categories of claims. The deadline of 1 January 1995 was set
for the filing of category "A", "B", "C" and
"D" claims and 1 January 1996 for the filing of category
"E" and "F" claims, with the exception of environmental
claims in category "F" which had to be filed before 1 February
1997. All of the filing deadlines have now expired with the exception of
claims put forward on behalf of missing persons and claims for damage and
losses resulting from land mine or ordnance explosions. Decision
12: [S/AC.26/1992/12; 25 September 1992].