Organs of the General Settlement Fund

The organs of the General Settlement Fund are the Board of Trustees, the Secretary General and the Claims Committee. Furthermore, an Arbitration Panel for the examination of applications for in rem restitution of publicly-owned property has been established with the General Settlement Fund.

Organizational chart Board of TrusteesAdvisory BoardCommitteeClaims CommitteeArbitration Panel for In Rem RestitutionSecretary General
Organizational chart

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. The Government of the United States of America and the Austrian Federal Government each appointed one Member. The Chairperson was appointed by these two members. Prof. Josef Aicher is the Chairman of the Arbitration Panel; Prof. August Reinisch was appointed by the US Government and Retired Ambassador Erich Kussbach by the Austrian Government.

The Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution was dissolved on 29 June 2021.

Selected media reports on the Arbitration Panel

Interview with the members of the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution in the Facultas magazine "Wissen". Taken from: Facultas Magazine "Wissen", issue 3/2018, p. 6-7. Printed with the kind permission of the Facultas Verlag, to whom we would like to express our sincere thanks.

Susanne Helene Betz (übers. von Sarah Fink), A Comprehensive Solution. Restitution seeks to redress Nazi property seizure. In: Austrian Studies Newsmagazine (Center for Austrian Studies, University of Minnesota) 2, 2012, 14–15, 17, 31. Online unter: http://hdl.handle.net/11299/177555.

Susanne Helene Betz (übers. von Sarah Fink), A „Comprehensive Solution“. Looking Back on the Work of the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution. In: Austrian Studies Newsmagazine (Center for Austrian Studies, University of Minnesota) 2, 2020, 8, 23–25. Online unter: http://hdl.handle.net/11299/217480.

Personnel composition

em. o.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Josef Aicher, Chairman of the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution.

Hon.-Prof. Dr.Dr.h.c. Erich Kussbach, LL.M. (Yale), Member of the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution.

Univ.-Prof. MMag. Dr. August Reinisch, LL.M., Member of the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution.