France Has Adopted a New Bill That Will Fast-Track the Return of Artworks Looted During World War II

14 July 2023, France

France has adopted a new law facilitating the restitution of artworks forcibly taken from Jewish collectors by the Nazis between 1933 and 1945. 

The bill, introduced by France’s Minister of Culture Rima Abdul Malak earlier this year, allows for Nazi-looted artworks in the country’s public collections to be transferred without the approval of parliament.