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May 2003 Edition

Restorative Justice In Russia

De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester, England, has been commissioned to assist with the development of restorative justice practice in the Russian Federation by the British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID). Working in partnership with The Center for Legal and Judicial Reform (CLJR), a Moscow based NGO, the project team will be developing a number of pilot sites for the establishment of effective practice in diverting young offenders from the criminal justice system. This article was written by Divender Curry of De Montfort University.


Developments From Colombia

In December of 2002,the Colombian National Congress made several changes to article 250 of the Constitution of 1991, which addresses the obligations of the prosecutor in investigation and prosecution of criminal cases. One of those many changes was the inclusion of restorative justice.


Mediation in Catalonia

Jaime Martin and Jose Dapena are researchers and practitioners working with victim offender mediation in Spain. This article summarizes a paper outlining the development of mediation in juvenile justice with links to the full-text.


Book Review: Restorative Justice and the Law.

As restorative justice has developed over the last two decades, one of the critical issues for theory and practice has been the relationship between restorative justice and formal law. The authors in this book explore many aspects of the interplay between restorative justice and law, including questions of victimization, rehabilitation, punishment, the state, jurisprudence, and more.


Leading Edge: Meet Dennis Wong

Dennis Wong is a restorative justice pioneer in Hong Kong


Website of the Month: Institute For Justice and Reconciliation

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation promotes democratic co-existence and transitional justice in South Africa and other countries where there is a need to heal the divisions of the past. Through this website, the Institute provides resources on several transitions in different countries, and the debates about the truth and reconciliation commission.


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