CIVEN to resume work in September

1:20 pm on 27 July 2017

The French body charged with compensating victims of France's nuclear weapons tests is expected to resume its work in September.

All work stalled earlier this month after CIVEN lost six of its nine members who resigned in response to a law change governing its work.

Alain Christnacht

Alain Christnacht Photo: AFP

The head of CIVEN Alain Christnacht told French Polynesian politicians in Paris that two new members are about to be appointed to give it the minimum numbers to function.

The organisation was tasked to reconsider compensation claims, which was thrown out earlier.

The law change loosened the criteria to claim compensation after long-standing criticism that the parameters were set too tight.

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