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spoliation advisory panel

The Panel resolves claims from people, or their heirs, who lost property during the Nazi era, which is now held in UK national collections.

The Panel is appointed by the Secretary of State. It considers both legal and non-legal obligations, such as the moral strength of the claimant’s case, and whether any moral obligation rests on the holding institution.

Its proceedings are an alternative to litigation, and its recommendations are not legally binding on any parties. However, if a claimant accepts the recommendation of the Panel, and the recommendation is implemented, the claimant is expected to accept this as full and final settlement of the claim.

Its reports are published below, and information about the panel itself is available in the related information section on this page (right-hand column).

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