UN Security Council Resolutions

        Security Council resolution 687 (1991) reaffirmed Iraq’s liability under international law for any direct loss or damage, including environmental damage and the depletion of natural resources, or injury to foreign governments, nationals and corporations, resulting from Iraq’s unlawful invasion and occupation of Kuwait. Security Council resolution 692 (1991) established the United Nations Compensation Fund to pay compensation for claims that fell within these categories, and the Commission to administer the Fund.  Since these two resolutions were adopted in 1991, various other resolutions relevant to the UNCC have been adopted by the Security Council and are set out below.