The current members of the Commission are:
Mr. Veijo Heiskanen (Finland) serves as chairman of the KPCC. Previously he was an international member of the Housing and Property Claims Commission in Kosovo. He was a graduate of the University of Helsinki and Harvard Law School; he was conferred with his LL.M. in 1988 and S.J.D. in 1992. He specialized in international law; commercial arbitration law, trade law and internet law. Prior to his position with LALIVE Attorneys-at-Law in Geneva, he served as Secretary General and Senior Claims Judge of the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland (2001-2002); Director of the Institute of International Economic Law of the University of Helsinki (1998-2000); Deputy Chief of the Legal Service of the UN Compensation Commission (1994-1998); and Legal Advisor with the Iran-US Claims Tribunal in the Hague (1990-1994). He lectured in various institutions, including at the University of Helsinki and the Hague Academy of International Law; has been a Visiting Scholar with the UN University in Tokyo (1999); he worked for the Arbitration Commission of the International Conference for the Former Yugoslavia (1993); and was also a member of the Steering Committee on International Mass Claims Processes at the Permanent Court of Arbitration. He is the author of numerous publications on international law; international arbitration and dispute settlements.
Mr. Norbert Wühler (Germany) is an international member of the KPCC. He graduated and received his doctorate in law from the University of Heidelberg. He is currently Director of Reparation Programmes at the International Organization for Migration. His previous positions include Chief of the Legal Services Branch of the United Nations Compensation Commission (1992-2000), Legal Adviser to the President and Deputy Secretary-General of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal (1983-1991), research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg (1978-1983) and attorney admitted to the bars of Heidelberg and Mannheim (1979-1983). He has been chairman, member and secretary of several international arbitral tribunals, has been an adviser to the Commission for Real Property Claims in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission, and is a member of the Steering Committee on Mass Claims Processes at the Permanent Court of Arbitration and of an Expert Advisory Group on Victims Participation and Reparations at the International Criminal Court. He has taught and published on international property and compensation claims, dispute resolution, state responsibility and international arbitration.
Mr Abdullah Aliu (Kosovo), is a local member of the Kosovo Property Claims Commission, appointed by the Kosovo Assembly. In 1998 he received his doctorate in the field of Civil Rights in Kosovo at the Law Faculty of the University of Prishtina. During 1984-1985 he specialized at the University of Nice and Paris II and later in 1994, he also specialized at the University of Vienna. Further, in 2005 he attended a training programme in the Legal Clinic, Illinois (USA). He also attended many seminars, workshops, and other projects in USA, France, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Bulgaria etc, at different Universities such as Harvard, Pitsburgh, University of Zyrich, CEU University etc.
Since 2003 he has been an ordinary professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Prishtina and has lectured on “Civil Right”, “Family and Inheritance Right”, “Property Right”, “Intellectual Property Right”, “Civil Comparison Right”, “Cadastral Right”.
He has participated in a few working groups for drafting the legislation on the civil field in Kosovo. Also, he has lectured on the civil field at other universities inside and outside Kosovo. He is the author of several books and papers of scientific character.