Decisions of the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution
The series Decisions of the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution documents Austria's most recent compensatory measures dealing with the consequences of the National Socialist era. For property seized during the National Socialist era and now publicly owned, the possibility of In Rem restitution was provided for in the Washington Settlement Agreement of January17, 2001. The Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution, established with the General Settlement Fund in Vienna, decides on applications for restitution which mostly concern real property. With only a few exceptions, all properties had been the subject of restitution proceedings after 1945. Since 2003, the Arbitration Panel has decided on a great number of applications, and has recommended the restitution of property to the legal successors of former owners in several cases. In the course of these decisions, based on the General Settlement Fund Law, the Arbitration Panel has developed a complex case law. Volume 2 contains the following decisions of the Arbitration Panel, each in the German original and with the English translation: No. 8/2004, No. 9/2005, No. 24/2005, No. 25/2005, No. 26/2005, No. 27/2005, and No. 28/2005. The book will be of interest to international lawyers, legal advisors to Jewish victims of Nazism, legal historians, and scholars of property restitution in the UK, US, Australia, and New Zealand.
Publication Date: 6/1/2009