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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
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Fair and Just Solutions: Alternatives to Litigation in Nazi-Looted Art Disputes: Status Quo and New Developments

Edited by: Evelien Campfens

ISBN13: 9789462364714
Published: December 2014
Publisher: Eleven International Publishing
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback
Price: £41.40

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In this publication, which is the result of the 2012 symposium in the Peace Palace, entitled Fair and Just Solutions? Alternatives to Litigation in Nazi-Looted Art Disputes: Status Quo and New Development, the contributors will discuss the complex matter of the settlement of disputes involving Nazi-looted art.

One of the main questions is whether more international coordination is necessary in developing standards for the realisation of fair and just solutions; not only for governments but also - and especially - for other parties involved or market parties.

The Washington Principles of 1998, signed by 44 nations, constitute the guidelines for handling all claims. At that time, national governments played a leading role, but now, more than 15 years later, it is time for other parties to become involved.

Art and Cultural Heritage Law
1. Introduction

Part I Status Quo
2. Sources of Inspiration: Old and New Rules for Looted Art
3. National Panels Advising on Nazi- Looted Art in Austria, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Germany: A Brief Overview
4. Just and Fair Solutions: A View from the United States
Interview Alfred Jacobsen 'Ultimately, the Applicant Needs to Feel That Justice Has Been Done'

Part II Discussion Stakeholders on Fair and Just
5. Panel Discussion
6. A Fruitful Discussion
Interview Ella Andriesse and Robert Sturm 'We Want to Honour the Memory of Our Great-Grandparents'

Part III How Can We Do Better?
7. The Best We Can Do? Exploring a Collegiate Approach to Holocaust-Related Claims Norman Palmer
8. Just and Fair Solutions: An Analysis of International Practice and Trends
9. Key Elements of Just and Fair Solutions: The Case for a Restatement of Restitution Principle
10. Between Justice and Legal Closure: Looted Art Claims and the Passage of Time
Interview Bas van Lier'A Joyful Windfall"
11. Closing Remarks.