Carpentieri, Leonardo. Restorative Justice in France: Obstacles for the Application of a Truly Restorative Approach to French Dispute Resolution.
Restorative Justice was (re)discovered in the United States in the late 1970s and
has been implemented ever since. Founded partially on ancient conciliation
proceedings, Restorative Justice today focuses on dialogue between victims,
offenders and communities. Although its development has taken place mostly with
respect to the criminal law context, it is conceivable to extend its scope to other
legal areas, such as civil law matters.
Almost unbeknownst in France until recently, Restorative Justice can be however
detected within some of today’s French law ADR practices or criminal procedure
rules. Recently, both French and EU legislation incorporated mediation-focused
policies leading to a growing increase in Restorative Justice awareness, but great
efforts still need to be done in this respect. (author's abstract)
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