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Reconstructing Restorative Justice Philosophy

“Reconstructing Restorative Justice Philosophy" (ISBN 978-1-4094-7071-7) is an edited, peer-reviewed book of original papers written by leading scholars in the fields of restorative justicehuman rights, criminal justice and philosophy.

Restorative Punishment: Reconciling Restorative Justice with Imprisonment


In the UK and internationally, restorative justice is slowly reconciling its differences with the notion of incapacitation and the practice of imprisonment. As governments' investment in restorative practices in prisons is increasing questions on legitimacy, research, definition and evaluation are raised.

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RJ and riots IARS lecture in Chile as demonstrations break out


In addition to the Restorative Justice seminars that Professor Theo Gavrielides, IARS Founder and Director, and Ben Lyon, IARS Restorative Justice Advisor, are currently giving in Chile, Dr. Gavrielides will give a special lecture on the use of RJ with social disturbances. The seminars are organised by the Centre of Mediation and Arbitration, Law School, Central University of Chile. 

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New EU victim-led, transnational restorative justice project


The European Commission has announced the award of a two year victim-led restorative justice (RJ) programme titled “Restorative Justice in Europe: Safeguarding Victims & Empowering Professionals” (RJE).

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RJ4All website launched by UK Justice Minister


Restorative justice happens almost all of the time, but we may not always realise it. In Dr Gavrielides' words, it is "an ethos with practical goals, among which is to restore harm by including affected parties in a (direct or indirect) encounter and a process of understanding through voluntary and honest dialogue". Whenever we mediate and heal conflicts, we are practising restorative justice.


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