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Court Ruling Upholds Principles of Restorative Justice, Overturns Shaming Sanction

Editor, Olga
June 4, 2015

Source: (2008) Restorative Justice Online February 2008 Edition

“In January, a ruling from the High Court of South Africa (Eastern Cape Division) set aside a lower court ruling requiring a defendant convicted of six counts of fraud to publicly wear a placard announcing her guilt and asking her victims for forgiveness. In setting aside this one aspect of the sentence, the High Court referenced both the unconstitutionality of the sanction and its departure from the principles of restorative justice.” (Abstract)


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