Appointment of Frédérique Dreifuss-Netter as President of the CIVS

Published on 26/06/2024

On the 24th of June 2024, Ms. Frédérique DREIFUSS-NETTER, Honorary Advisor to the Court of Cassation, was appointed by decree President of the Commission for the Restitution of Property and Compensation for Victims of Anti-Semitic Spoliation (CIVS), replacing Mr. Michel JEANNOUTOT. She will assume her duties on the 1st of July 2024.

The CIVS is an administrative commission responsible for proposing measures of reparation, restitution, or compensation to the Prime Minister for damages resulting from anti-Semitic spoliation that occurred in France between 1940 and 1944. It also examines the spoliation of cultural property between 1933 and 1945, including the cultural property spoliated outside of its territory but currently located in France in public or affiliated collections.

Since 1999, more than 25,000 claims submitted by victims of anti-Semitic spoliation, or by their heirs, have been examined by the CIVS.

Ms. Frédérique DREIFUSS-NETTER is a tenured professor of law. She has been a member of the Court of Cassation since 2010 and has notably participated in the work of the National Consultative Ethics Committee for Life Sciences and Health and the Orientation Council of the Biomedicine Agency. She has been a member of the CIVS Deliberative College since 2017. On the 24th of June 2024, she was appointed President by decree, replacing Mr. Michel JEANNOUTOT, Honorary Advisor to the Court of Cassation, who had held this role since September 2011.

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