Visiting Scholar Lectures in Art, Business & Law | Queen Mary

Posted on: October 24, 2019 by

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 criticised 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.

Date And Time

Tue, 12 November 2019

17:30 – 19:00 GMT

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Tabitha Oost LLM, MSc

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 Queen Mary’s Art, Business and Law Visiting Research Fellows.


Chair: Dr Debbie De Girolamo (CCLS)

5.30pm Registration

6.00pm – 7pm Lecture with Q & A following

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