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Legislating the Use of Victim Offender Mediation in Portugal

de Brito, Paulo
June 4, 2015

Source: (2008) Restorative Justice Online February 2008 Edition

“In July 2007, Portugal enacted “Law no. 21/2007 of June 12″ regulating the use of victim offender mediation. The legislation outlines cases in which mediation can be used, the process for referral, limits on mediation agreements, and the criteria for mediators. This article provides a summary of a larger article written by Paulo de Brito, Justice Auditor from the Centre d’Études Judiciares in Lisbon, describing the development of victim offender mediation in Portugal within the larger European framework.”


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