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Join the action and sign the International Victims’ Pledge


In the framework of the UK Ministry of Justice funded Victims’ Voices in Restorative Justice programme the IARS International Institute has launched the International Victims' Pledge [(c) IARS] for organizations and individuals who provide services to victims (including statutory, private and voluntary). IARS invites us all to sign the pledge and ensure that: "minimum standards for victims as outlined in the Victims’ Directive 2012/29/EU are applied consistently across all victims’ services in the UK and internationally”

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Question Time: Combating Hate Crimes and Xenophobia through Restorative Justice

The IARS International Institute is happy to announce its Spring international Question Time "Combating Hate Crimes and Xenophobia through Restorative Justice" due to be held on the 13th April (18:00 - 21:00) at the DLT Room at SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG. Structured in a trully Question Time style, our international panel includes international restorative justice expert Professor Marelize Schoeman (University of South Africa) and hate crime specialist Dr. Mark Walters (University of Sussex). This debate will be chaired by IARS' Founder and Director, Dr. Theo Gavrielides who has published extensively in the area of hate crime and restorative justice.

CMNA launches first yearbook of articles on collaborative conflict resolution


The Center for Mediation, Negotiation and Arbitration (Centro de Mediación, Negociación y Arbitraje, CMNA) of the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences of the Universidad Central de Chile released the 2014 Yearbook entitled "Tools for Change from Conflict Management" (Herramientas para el Cambio desde la Gestión del Conflicto). The book brings together the work of the various members CMNA during 2014 in areas such as restorative justice, penal mediation, family mediation and arbitration.

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Restorative Justice-Empathy-Rehabilitation: Globally

The presentation given by Prof. Theo Gavrielides, during the first workshop of the Restorative Justice Extending Empathy project, held at Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK on January 12th. The speech addresses and reflects on global perceptions of empathy as well as its links to rehabilitation and restorative justice. 

Restorative Justice Extending Empathy Workshop 2: The Design Session

The workshops provide the opportunity to bring together academic researchers from the RJ, Theatre and Design professions who are concerned in their existing practice with building empathy. The overarching themes will be linked to knowledge exchange and introducing new perspectives on how EMPATHY might work better in the criminal justice system and how subject disciplines can learn from each other.


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