The HEAR Act: An Underutilised Tool for Recovering Holocaust-Looted Art is Scheduled Soon Partially to Expire

By: Martin Bienstock

On December 16, 2016, President Barack Obama signed into law the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act of 2016 (the ‘HEAR Act’). The HEAR Act extended the statute of limitations for legal actions in the United States seeking the return of art lost to its owners as a result of Nazi persecution. As the six-year anniversary of the HEAR Act approaches, surprisingly few reported lawsuits have arisen under its provisions.

To learn more about the HEAR Act, and the legal issues it implicates, please download the attached article.

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