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First restorative justice Human Rights Board of Inquiry

September 18, 2012

“Restorative justice is about helping all parties involved heal and move forward,” said Ross Landry, Minister responsible for the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. “This new, innovative approach makes the commission a leader in how it resolves human rights-related disputes.” 

Nova Scotia is the first province to implement a restorative board of inquiry to resolve human rights complaints. 

“Restorative justice focuses on rebuilding relationships, repairing emotional harms and developing a forward-looking plan that all the parties can take a role in creating and implementing,” said David Shannon, director and CEO, Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.

….The parties involved are Marcy Gavel and the Province of Nova Scotia. The restorative facilitator is Jennifer Llewellyn from Dalhousie Schulich School of Law. The board chair is Marion Hill. 

Read the whole release.


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