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American Diplomat Named to Berlin Supreme Restitution Court

Charles H. Owsley, a career diplomat, has been named the American member of the recently formed Supreme Restitution Court of Berlin. He replaces Judge William R. Reichert, who recently resigned the post.

The court, the tribunal of last resort in restitution disputes in the western sectors of Berlin, is composed of seven judges–three Germans, one American, one Briton, one Frenchman and one representative of a “neutral” power who acts as presiding judge. Most cases reaching the court involved actions for the return of Berlin real estate to former Jewish owners.