Foreign Claims Settlement Commission [FCSC] Law and Legal Definition

The Foreign Claims Settlement Commission (FCSC) is the U.S. Department of Justice litigation component that adjudicates claims of the U.S. nationals against foreign governments. The mission of the FCSC is to adjudicate claims against foreign governments for losses and injuries sustained by the U.S. nationals, pursuant to programs authorized by statute or under international agreements. The FCSC functions either under specific jurisdiction conferred by Congress or pursuant to international claims settlement agreements.