General Restitution Law of 1 October 1947 on the Reparation of War Damages to Private Property.
This law provides for compensation payable by the state for war damages occurring after 27 August 1939 to both movable and immovable property, privately owned by individuals or corporations. Applications for compensation had to be made by 10 February 1948 to the relevant Provincial Office of War Damages and appeals against its decision could be brought within two months of notification to the appropriate Commission of Appeals. A petition to annul the appellate decision could be made to the Council of State.
Law Library of Congress <http://www.house.gov/international_relations/crs/aspects/belgium.htm>, accessed 27 November 2002
Law Library of Congress, June 1999