The members of the committee

The Restitutions Committee comprises lawyers, a historian and an art historian.

A. Hammerstein (Chair)

lawyer; formerly justice in and later deputy advocate general at the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, former president of the Court of Appeal in Arnhem, former extraordinary state councillor of the Council of State, government commissioner for digitalization of civil procedural law, chair of the board of the Financial Supervision Office.

J.Th.M. Bank
historian; retired professor of Dutch history at Leiden University, specialising in Dutch cultural history.

J.H.W. Koster
lawyer; counsel in Amsterdam.

P.J.N. van Os
lawyer; former civil-law notary; former deputy justice at the Amsterdam Court of Appeal.

H.M. Verrijn Stuart
lawyer; legal reporter/analyst, essayist, member of the Advisory Council on International Affairs, former scientific employee of the Clara Wichmann Institute.

G.N. Verschoor
art historian; director of CODART, author, was member of the Museum Acquisitions since 1933 Committee.

I.C. van der Vlies (vice-chair)
lawyer; professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law at the University of Amsterdam; previously a member of the Dutch Council for Culture, member of the Public Administration Council and chair of the Committee evaluating the Cultural Heritage Preservation Act.


The research agency

To perform its duties, the Restitutions Committee enlists the support of its research agency/secretariat under the management of Mr M.C.J. Kooij (General Secretary). The secretariat also comprises the following staff: Ms A. Marck (deputy director/researcher; acts as the Committee's spokesperson), Ms T. Brandse (office manager), Ms I. El Achkar (management assistant), Mr E.J.A. Idema (legal assistant), Ms A.M. Jolles-van Loo (archivist), Ms A.J. Kool (researcher), Mr F.M. Kunert (researcher), Ms J.M. Mooren (researcher) and Ms E. Muller (researcher).

The staff members investigate the claims and report their findings to the members of the Committee. They look after the day-to-day affairs and prepare the Committee meetings.

The Committee’s secretariat is located at Lange Voorhout 13 in The Hague and it also has an office at its disposal at the National Archives of the Netherlands in The Hague.