7th Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel Lecture: Modern Mass Claims, Up To Ukraine


Modern mass claims commissions and projects have all taken different forms: for example the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, the United Nations Compensation Commission or, most recently, the Register for Damage Caused by the Aggression of the Russian Federation Against Ukraine. All are based, however, on certain foundations: consent (or loss by one side in an armed conflict), jurisdiction and eligibility requirements, efficient and fair systems for claims collection and neutral claims evaluation, and a source of funding for administration and compensation.

In addition to being interesting in their own right as a form of international dispute resolution, there are lessons to be learned from such mass claims processes for the practice of international arbitration.  The lessons include the importance of clear procedural rules, disciplined use of standards and burdens of proof, the challenge of balancing speed and efficiency with fairness and accuracy, alertness to possibly fraudulent claims, and the importance of reliable funding.

7th Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel Lecture

Modern Mass Claims, Up To Ukraine: Lessons for International Arbitration

Date: 9 September 2024, 5.00-7.00 pm
Venue: Berlin Marriott Hotel, Inge-Beisheim-Platz 1, 10785 Berlin

Lucy Reed, now an independent arbitrator, has sat in over 75 commercial and investor-State arbitrations. Lucy currently is President of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre Court, a member of the (Council of Europe) Board of the Register for Damage Caused by the Aggression of the Russian Federation Against Ukraine, and Honorary (Immediate Past) President of ICCA. She formerly served as a Vice President of the ICC Court, Chair of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, and President of the American Society of International Law.

For further information please refer to the invitation. Participation in the event is free of charge.

The Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel Lecture will take place as part of the Berlin Dispute Resolution Days before the gala dinner of the DIS Autumn Conferenz 2024.


Please register by 1 September 2024 via the link below.  By registering you accept the DIS General Terms and Conditions for Conferences and Workshops.

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