Fair and Just Solutions?

Alternatives to Litigation in Nazi-Looted Art Disputes: Status Quo and New Developments

Edited by: Evelien Campfens

The title of this book - Fair and Just Solutions? - refers to the norm for the assessment of ownership claims to Nazi-looted art as codified in the so-called Washington Principles in 1998: If the pre-War owners of art that is found to have been confiscated by the Nazis and not subsequently restituted, or their heirs, can be identified, steps should be taken expeditiously to achieve a just and fair solution, recognizing this may vary according to the facts and circumstances surrounding a specific case. The question mark used in the title is a reference to the lack of clarity surrounding this norm. What is 'fair and just'? The book evaluates the status quo in the field of non-governmental restitution claims to Nazi-looted art. In addition, through contributions by leading experts and a discussion among stakeholders, it explores a way to move forward. [Subject: Public International Law, Art Law, Human Rights Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution]

Publication Date: 1/15/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789462364714

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