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Volume 6 of the series Decisions of the Arbitration Panel

General Information

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. 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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Press Release Decision No. 1068/2014

Upper Austria, Wels On 24 September 2014, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected six applications for in rem restitution of parts of a property in Wels, which had been owned on the cut off day by the Province of Upper Austria. It was not possible to determine that the sale of the property in 1940 had occurred on one of the grounds of persecution listed in the Entschädigungsfondsgesetz ("General Settlement Fund Law" – GSF Law). more...

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Press Release Decision No. 1058/2014

Vienna, Währing  On 24 September 2014, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected an application for in rem restitution of a property belonging to the City of Vienna in Vienna, Währing. In 1965, a settlement had been concluded for the property in which the heirs of the original owner had waived restitution in exchange for a payment of 390,796.11 Schilling. The Arbitration Panel did not consider the settlement to be extremely unjust in the meaning of the Entschädigungsfondsgesetz ("General Settlement Fund Law" – GSF Law). more...

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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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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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