Source: (2003) Criminological Scientific Council, European Committee on Crime Problems.

In April 1999 the Committee of experts on mediation in penal matters (PC-MP), in compliance with the terms of reference given to it by the European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) in 1996, drafted a recommendation entitled ‘Mediation in Penal Matters’ that was subsequently adopted by the Committee of Ministers in September 1999 as Recommendation No R (99) 19. Three years later the Criminological Scientific Council (PC-CSC) decided to commission a study on the follow-up to this Recommendation that was to focus on the extent to which and the manner in which this recommendation had been implemented in different member states and on the influence the Recommendation had exerted in bringing about changes in the field of victim-offender-mediation. (excerpt)


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