Source: (2007) Restorative Justice Online. May 2007 Edition.

In response to problems such as inefficient court processes and prison crowding, countries throughout Africa are looking to revive traditional justice processes and implement restorative practices as an alternative to incarceration. In this article, Dr. Julie Macfarlane of the University of Windsor in Canada describes her experience of offering a restorative justice workshop for justice officials in Ethiopia as well as her subsequent work drafting legislation to incorporate restorative justice into the criminal justice system.


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