Following on from the European Shoah Legacy Institute’s activities at the European Parliament in Brussels in September 2015, the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs announced that it had commissioned Professor Marc-André Renold of the University of Geneva in Switzerland to undertake the study on looted art that was requested as part of the Provenance Research Initiative.

On 23rd May the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs received the report commissioned in January 2016 as part of the Provenance Research Initiative entitled “Cross-border restitution claims of art looted in armed conflicts and wars and alternatives to court litigations.”

This report was presented to the Committee on Legal Affairs at its meeting in Brussels on Monday 13thJune, and the European Shoah Legacy Institute engaged with its partners and stakeholders in Brussels to have a dedicated rapporteur appointed in 2016.

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