CD: Preliminary Inventory of the Records of United States and Mexican Claims Commissions: Record Group 76, No. 136 - George S. Ulibarri. "The subject of claims is important in the history of relations between the United States and Mexico. Mexico's troubled history, its proximity to the United States, and the presence there of a considerable number of United States citizens making large financial investments have given rise to irritating controversies, many of which have resulted in claims. While some of these claims have been settled through regular diplomatic channels, the usual method of settlement has been through international tribunals. Often claims have accumulated for a number of years before the Governments of the two countries agreed to establish an international claims commission to settle them. Such a claims commission has consisted of one or more commissioners from each country and a neutral person serving either as umpire or chairman…The commissioners have been responsible for hearing and deciding all claims, sometimes with assistance from the neutral person…In addition it has been customary for each nation to appoint an agent and counsel and a secretary. The agent has been responsible for preparing and presenting to the commission all claims of the Government he represented. The secretary has been responsible for keeping and maintaining the records of the commission. After claims were settled on an international level and the total amount of awards was determined, the work of an international commission would come to an end. At this point the usual pattern has been the establishment of a domestic claims commission to effect a just distribution among individual claimants of whatever funds had been received as indemnity."
(1962), 2006, CD, Adobe Acrobat, v6, Graphic Images, PC and Mac, 58 pp .
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