Issues relevant to the restitution of cultural property include:
Public awareness of and attention to the unfinished nature of the restitution of cultural and religious property looted from Jews.
Impediments to the identification of movable cultural and religious property looted from Jews. Museums, libraries, archives, auction houses and dealers should open their records, and those public and private museums and other institutions that have not engaged in provenance research on collections should do so or should certify that they have no looted items
Institutions currently holding looted items do not always engage in adequate provenance research. This is critical in enabling families to find looted art.
The creation of a hospitable climate for individual claims in all countries, and the establishment of practical, non-litigation claims processes is a priority. In some cases this may require legislative changes
Governments now holding looted movable cultural and religious property are not always willing to return the assets. Restituting this looted property is a fundamental principle
Where Jewish owners, individuals or legal persons, or their heirs cannot be identified, the cultural or religious property should not be permitted to become the property of those governments but should be returned to the Jewish people