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Background

The property that was taken by the NS regime in Austria included also real estate and movables belonging to the Jewish community. more...

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Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution

The independent Arbitration Panel for in rem restitution decides upon applications for the return of publicly-owned property pursuant to the General Settlement Fund Law. more...

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Instruction for Applications

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Processing

Statistics on Application Processing

Statistical list of applications filed with the Arbitration Panel for In Rem restitution more...

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Rules of Procedure of the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution

Adopted on 11 April 2002, published in the "Wiener Zeitung" on 23./24. August 2002. Amended on 22 January 2007 and 21 January 2008. Amendments published on 31 January 2007 (21a) and on 2 April 2008 (16a). The amendments are highlighted in italics. more...

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Decisions of the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution

The decisions of the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution are published in an online database as well as in the hardback series "Decisions of the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution". more...

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Press Releases Arbitration Panel

Frequently Asked Questions about Events Surrounding the Restitution of the Fürth Sanatorium

Following several media reports relating to the restitution of the former Fürth Sanatorium at Schmidgasse 14, in Vienna's Josefstadt District, and the criminal proceedings against Stephan Templ, the Arbitration Panel has provided answers to some of the questions which have frequently arisen in this context. more...

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Press Release Decision No. 977a/2014

Burgenland, Frauenkirchen On 14 May 2014, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution supplemented its decision no. 977/2013 of 11 December 2013 and recommended the Municipality of Frauenkirchen to award the applicants a sum of 4,539.33 Euro. In decision no. 977/2013, their application for in rem restitution of 120 m² of land in Frauenkirchen town center owned by the Municipality of Frauenkirchen was granted. As 118 m² of this area forms part of a public road and 2 m² has since come under private ownership, a genuine restitution is not practical. In such cases the Entschädigungsfondsgesetz ("General Settlement Fund Law" – GSF Law) provides for a comparable asset to be awarded. more...

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Press Release Decision No. 1057/2014

Vienna and Lower Austria On 14 May 2014, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected an application for in rem restitution of several properties in Vienna and Lower Austria. One property, a partial area of which was owned by the City of Vienna, had been seized from the previous owners under National Socialism and restituted in 1948. With regard to the remaining properties, they were either not under public ownership or the applicant was not the legal successor of the previous owners. more...

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Press Release Decision No. 1052/2014

Vienna, Gaudenzdorf On 14 May 2014, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected an application for in rem restitution of properties belonging to the City of Vienna in Vienna, Gaudenzdorf. The properties had already been restituted in 1945. more...

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Decisions Arbitration Panel

Book series "Decisions of the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution"

The bilingual series "Decisions of the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution" documents one of Austria's most recent compensation measures dealing with the consequences of the National Socialist era. more...

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Volume 6 of the Decisions of the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution

facultas.wuv/Hart Publishing 2014, 626 p., Hardcover ISBN 978-3-7089-1129-8, EUR [A] 76,– / EUR [D] 74,– / sFr 95,50 more...

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Volume 5 of the Decisions of the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution

facultas.wuv 2012, 596 pages, ISBN 978-3-7089-0939-4 EUR 70,– (A); EUR 69,10 (D) more...

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Volume 4 of the Decisions of the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution

facultas.wuv 2011, 589 pages, ISBN 978-3-7089-0803-8 EUR 70,– (A); EUR 69,10 (D) more...

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Materials

Constitutional Court - Decision B 783/04-15

Dismissal of a complaint against an award by the Arbitration Panel for in rem restitution pursuant to the General Settlement Fund Law, as the disposition, which merits qualification as a negative recommendation to the responsible Federal Minister, lacks the character of an official decree; civil-law nature of the restitution claim. more...

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Constitutional Court - Decision B 62/05-6, G5/05-6

Dismissal of the complaint against the dismissal of applications for restitution pursuant to the General Settlement Fund Law, as the dispositions of the Arbitration Panel for in rem restitution lack the character of official decrees; dismissal of individual applications for the revocation of provisions in the Habsburg Law and the Foundation and Fund Organization Act in the absence of the claimants' direct and current involvement and/or for lack of anyrelevant disclosures. more...

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Provincial Governments and Municipal Councils

Apart from the Provinces of Carinthia and Upper Austria, who have passed independent restitution laws, also the Provinces of Burgenland, Lower Austria, Salzburg, Styria, Vorarlberg and the City of Vienna as well as the municipalities of Bad Ischl, Eisenstadt, Grieskirchen, Kittsee, Korneuburg, Mattersburg, Oberwart, Purkersdorf, Rechnitz, Stockerau, Vienna Neudorf and Vöcklabruck have joined the procedure of the Arbitration Panel. Below you can find German full text versions of the respective Opting-In decisions issued by the provincial governments and by the municipal councils. more...

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New Publication

Volume 6 of the series Decisions of the Arbitration Panel