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Volume 6 of the series Decisions of the Arbitration Panel

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Historical land register (c) National Fund

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

Press Release Decision No. 1105/2014

Lower Austria, Stockerau  On 3 December 2014, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected an application for in rem restitution of a property belonging to the Municipality of Stockerau in Stockerau. A settlement had been concluded regarding the property in 1948 in which the heirs of the original owner waived restitution in exchange for a payment of 55,000 Schilling. The Arbitration Panel did not assess this settlement to be extremely unjust in accordance with the Entschädigungsfondsgesetz ("General Settlement Fund Law" – GSF Law). more...

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Press Release Decision No. 1101/2014

Vienna, Großjedlersdorf I and Aspern On 3 December 2014, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected an application for in rem restitution of properties in the cadastral districts (KG) Großjedlersdorf I and Aspern. The requested properties had, in part, been seized from the owners following the National Socialist assumption of power and were, in part, owned by the City of Vienna or the Republic of Austria on 17 January 2001. Two sets of restitution proceedings held for these properties had been concluded with a settlement in 1948. In the opinion of the Arbitration Panel, these settlements did not constitute an extreme injustice in accordance with the Entschädigungsfondsgesetz ("General Settlement Fund Law" – GSF Law). more...

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Press Release Decision No. 1080/2014

Vienna, Innere Stadt On 3 December 2014, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected several applications for in rem restitution of properties in Vienna, Innere Stadt. The property was sold to the German Reich in 1938 by a bank in liquidation and passed into the ownership of the Republic of Austria in accordance with the State Treaty of 1955. The Arbitration Panel did not consider the sale of the property in 1938 to constitute a seizure as defined by the Entschädigungsfondsgesetz ("General Settlement Fund Law" – GSF Law) and therefore rejected the applications. more...

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Press Release Decision No. 1071/2014

Vienna, Nußdorf On 24 September 2014, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected an application for in rem restitution of properties, parts of which were owned by the City of Vienna, in Vienna Nußdorf. The properties had already been restituted after 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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