Source: (1999) Paper for the Law Commission of Canada.

This Discussion Paper is the first stage of the Law Commission of Canada's work under its Social Relationships theme. We believe there is much to be learned about how to handle complex relationships involving several competing interests from the way restorative justice is practised in Canada and throughout the world. In exploring how restorative justice can be developed within the criminal justice system, we also seek to test whether its framework and principles can be used to establish new understandings of processes for resolving civil disputes.

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