Q: As a U.S. permanent resident, how may I go about seeking compensation for the Iran-Iraq war?
I lost my father and my brother in the devastating missile attack carried out by Iraq in 1988. In light of this grievous loss, I am determined to seek compensation from the responsible party, Iraq. I know that the case has been settled between Iran and Iraq in International Court of Justice. However, Iran government is not willing to provide any information to the victims families due to some political reasons. I would greatly appreciate any guidance or assistance you could provide in this matter. Could you please advise me on the necessary steps and procedures to receive this compensation personally (I am a US permanent resident)?
A: Pursuing compensation for losses stemming from international conflicts can be an extremely complex process involving international law, which generally exceeds the scope of California state law. You may consider reaching out to a legal professional with experience in international law to understand potential pathways for seeking compensation. They might explore avenues such as diplomatic channels, or possibly engaging with non-governmental organizations that could assist you in advocating for your rights.
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