Source: (2004) Papers presented at the Third Conference of the European Forum for Victim-Offender Mediation and Restorative Justice, 'Restorative Justice in Europe: Where are we heading?', Budapest, Hungary, 14-16 October. Downloaded 22 September 2005.

In my presentation I will follow the classification system of Restorative Justice worked out by Paul McCold. In Hungary, there is a professional knowledge about a number of definitions of Restorative Justice given by Tony Marshall or Howard Zehr as well as by different international documents. The starting point is that there exists no “fully�? restorative justice in criminal matters in Hungary. That is why, following McCold, I will present the “mostly�? and “partly�? restorative approaches existing in this country. McCold mostly regards victim-offender mediation, victim restitution while he puts crime compensation in the third group. In Hungary the codification work on mediation in criminal cases and on victim support is in progress, and these two acts will be introduced in the near future. By now, the application of diversion including a RJ element has become well-known among criminal lawyers in our country. I would like to give a summary of the different solutions that promote (or may promote) the future application of mediation in Hungary. (excerpt)