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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. 1034/2014

Leoben, Judendorf On 6 March 2014, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution granted two applications for in rem restitution of a partial area of a historical property parcel in Leoben, cadastral district ("KG) Judendorf on their merits. As in rem restitution is not possible, the Arbitration Panel will set the amount of a comparable asset in a supplementary decision. The applications for in rem restitution of two partial areas of the historical property parcel in Leoben, Judendorf were rejected as the partial areas had not constituted publicly-owned property on the cut off day. Furthermore, an application for in rem restitution of another property in Leoben, KG Judendorf was rejected as this property had not been publicly-owned on 17 January 2001 either. more...

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Press Release Decision No. 1033/2014

Vienna, Döbling On 6 March 1914, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected an application for in rem restitution of a historical property in Vienna, Döbling as it had already been restituted in 1951. more...

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Press Release Decision No. 1006/2013

Vienna, Innere Stadt and Hernals On 11 December 2013, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected an application for in rem restitution of three properties in Vienna. The two properties in Hernals had not been publicly-owned on 17 January 2001 and the property in the Innere Stadt, which was used as the headquarters of the Gestapo ("Secret State Police") Head Office Vienna from 1938 to 1945, had not been owned by the legal predecessor of the applicant. more...

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Press Release Decision No. 1005/2013

Lower Austria, Kottingbrunn and Klosterneuburg and Vienna, Dornbach On 11 December 2013, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution recommended the in rem restitution of a property parcel in Kottingbrunn, which forms part of the Südautobahn and is owned by the Republic of Austria, as it assessed a settlement reached in 1957 regarding this property to be "extremely unjust". The applications for in rem restitution of other properties in Kottingbrunn were rejected as the properties had already been restituted in the 1950s or were the subject of settlements which were not assessed to be "extremely unjust". The applications for in rem restitution of two properties in Vienna, Dornbach and Klosterneuburg were rejected as they were not publicly-owned on the cut off day, 17 January 2001. 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 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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Volume 3 of the Decisions of the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution

facultas.wuv 2010, 568 pages, ISBN 978-3-7089-0591-4 EUR 55,– (A); EUR 53,80 (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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Provenance Research at the Austrian Parliament

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