Source: (2001) Restorative Justice Online July Edition.

The United Nations will convene an Expert Meeting in late October 2001 to review country comments on draft elements of Basic Principles on the Use of Restorative Justice Programmes. The Secretary-General had distributed a diplomatic letter in early December 2000 to all Member States of the UN, as well as to Non-Governmental Organizations. The letter asked whether an international instrument on restorative justice would be useful, whether there were substantive comments on the draft, and whether an expert meeting on the topic would be useful.

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