Tripartite Commission for the Restitution of Monetary Gold

Commission tripartite pour la restitution de l'or monétaire

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27 Sep 1946, by the governments of France, UK and USA, pursuant to Part III of the Paris (France) Agreement on Reparation by Germany of 14 Jan 1946. Terms of Reference published: 29 Sep 1946, in the "Department of State Bulletin"; 27 Sep 1946, in the "London Gazette" and the "Journal Officiel de la République Française". Registered in accordance with Belgian law. Was located in Brussels (Belgium) pursuant to an agreement of the Belgian Government, 20 Mar 1947. Formally closed by the Governments of France, UK and USA, in a ceremony at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 9 Sep 1998, Paris; the Commission ceased to operate from that date.


According to the Paris (France) Agreement: (a) Instigate and receive requests for restitution of monetary gold from governments of countries from whom such gold was plundered or wrongfully transferred by Germany and which claim the right to participate in the distribution of monetary gold found in Germany or which may be recuperated from a third country to which it has been transferred by Germany; such requests being accompanied by detailed and verifiable indications of the losses suffered. (b) Examine the claims received and determine the share of each requesting government in the total amount of monetary gold recovered, in application of part III of the Paris agreement and of other relevant agreements. (c) Make known in the required time the total value of monetary gold available for distribution. (d) Announce, when all claims for restitution have been received and adjudicated upon, the share in the pool of monetary gold available for restitution to each country entitled to participate in the pool. (e) Cooperate with the three governments constituting the Commission in distributing the monetary gold available. (f) Take all administrative measures, open and manage bank accounts and complete the contracts required to carry out the above tasks.


Commissioners (3), representing France, UK and USA, meet regularly in Brussels (Belgium).


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