Organs of the General Settlement Fund
The organs of the General Settlement Fund were 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 was established with the General Settlement Fund.
In the following organigram, the organs of the General Settlement Fund are marked in yellow the organs of the National Fund in red and those of the Fund for the Restoration of the Jewish Cemeteries in green.
Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution
The independent Arbitration Panel for In Rem restitution decided 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.
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.
em. o.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Josef Aicher, From 2001 to 2021 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 appointed by Austria from 2001 to 2021.
Univ.-Prof. MMag. Dr. August Reinisch, LL.M., US-appointed Member of the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution from 2001 to 2021.