Source: (1996) Acta Juridica. 1996. 180.

This article examines the relevant international instruments, drawing out those aspects useful for developing a policy framework for a new juvenile justice system for South Africa. It discusses restorative justice, and describes experiments with this model in New Zealand, Australia and Canada. The article concludes that the development of a restorative justice approach to the juvenile justice system in South Africa could take us beyond the standards set by the international instruments and set us on a path to an effective and fair new system of juvenile justice system for South Africa. (excerpt)