Source: (2004) Working Party of the Consultative Council of European Judges, Council of Europe.

This report begins by arguing for increased transparency in the criminal justice system and touching on the subject of funding for and excessive workloads in most criminal justice systems. It then goes into a basic overview of what restorative justice is and in what ways is it effective. The report continues by delving into several questions about the practice of mediation, including the role of judges in mediation and other types of court actions.

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