Response of the Restitutions Committee to the December 2020 Evaluation Committee report

The Restitutions Committee (RC) welcomes the constructive recommendations in the report 'Streven naar Rechtvaardigheid’ (‘Striving for Justice’). The RC expects the recommended assessment framework will make the appraisal of restitution applications more transparent.

The RC will use its best efforts to adapt its working practices such that they are perceived as being less remote. This will include intensifying communication with applicants and formulating recommendations and decisions even more understandably.

The RC hopes that the Minister will issue her policy response soon so that it can get to work.

As always, the Restitutions Committee’s priority is to reach a ‘just and fair solution', as expressed in the Washington Principles in 1998.