Source: (2005) Paper given relative to 'The Next Step: Building Restorative Communities', IIRP's 7th International Conference on Conferencing, Circles and other Restorative Practices, 9-11 November, Manchester, England, UK. Downloaded 9 December 2005.

According to the Belgian law of 22 June 2005, a mediation process can be started on the demand of persons who have a direct interest in a criminal procedure, and this is possible during the whole criminal procedure. Also mediation after trial, during sentence, is not excluded. (excerpt)

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