Source: (2007) Master of Arts Thesis in Leadership and Training. Royal Roads University.

This study will explore how human rights cases can be redressed through the use of restorative justice and will identify the commonalities, differences and obstacles in the use of restorative justice as a redress mechanism. The BC Human Rights Coalition benefits by being able to utilize the research results to consider alternatives to advance the cause of human rights resolution, as well as enhance the organizational effectiveness in terms of their goals concerning advocacy, education and law reform. The research project explores the concept of utilizing restorative justice processes in human rights cases, the circumstances in which its use would be inappropriate, and considers how restorative justice processes might be used in systemic discrimination cases. Currently, restorative justice is not used in human rights cases. The recommendations outline next steps in terms of future research required in this area. (author's abstract)