Best Practices for the Washington Conference Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Ar

5 March 2024

""Just and fair solutions” means just and fair solutions first and foremost for the victims"

"The primary just and fair solution is restitution"

"The sale of art and cultural property by a persecuted person during the Holocaust era between 1933-45 
can be considered equivalent to an involuntary transfer of property"

"All pre-War owners who are identified through provenance research or their heirs should be proactively sought 
by the current possessors for the purpose of restitution"

"Public and private collections should be encouraged to publish their inventories"

"Countries are encouraged to create an independent expert body .. to which unilateral access is available
... that can adjudicate cases of art and cultural property"

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