Time: 5:30 - 7:00pm Venue: Room 3.1, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB
From “leader to pariah”? On the Dutch restitution committee and the inclusion of the public interest in assessing Nazi-spoliated art claims
"Recently, the Dutch restitution policy was heavily criticized for the inclusion of the public interest in the applicable substantive assessment framework. In this lecture, this critique will be the main focus of attention after a short introduction on the task of the Dutch restitution committee. The critique will be analysed, and discussed using a comparative perspective."
Tabitha I. Oost, LLM (Constitutional and Administrative Law, Utrecht University) and MA (Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Amsterdam) is a lecturer and researcher in Constitutional and Administrative Law and Fundamental Rights Law at the University of Amsterdam. As a research fellow, she is also conducting doctoral research on restitution policies on Nazi-looted art in The Netherlands, Austria and the UK. She is currently the LaliveMerryman Fellow 2019 at the Art-Law Centre of the Université de Génève, which was awarded to her on the basis of her article ‘Restitution Policies on Nazi-Looted Art in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom: A Change from a Legal to a Moral Paradigm?’ International Journal of Cultural Property (Cambridge University Press, 2018).
Tabitha is currently one of our Art, Business and Law Visiting Research Fellows.
Chair: Dr Debbie De Girolamo (CCLS)
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