UPDATE ON THE CONFERENCE UNFINISHED JUSTICE: RESTITUTION AND REMEMBRANCE 71 MEPS CALL FOR JUSTICE!

24 Jul , Main news

One of the results of the Conference is Declaration signed by 71 MEPs which calls for justice for survivors and their families.

So declared 71 members of the European Parliament last week in backing a pledge to increase support for Holocaust survivors and their families seeking the return of looted property.

The parliamentarians, from more than 20 European Union member states and five European political groups from across the political spectrum, issued a joint declaration promising to work together on Holocaust-era restitution, and address the growing welfare needs of survivors, many of whom live in poverty.

The European Parliament’s declaration puts the European Union at the forefront in calling for justice for survivors and their families.

It follows the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, describing the return of Holocaust-era property as a “fundamental element to restore justice” in an April speech at the conference Unfinished Justice: Restitution and Remembrance.  In that conference, held at the European Parliament, the declaration was opened for signatures.

See the Declaration here