Back to RJ Archive

Resolution No. 2 on The Social Mission of the Criminal Justice System – Restorative Justice.

Council of Europe, Meredith
June 4, 2015

Source: (2005) In Conclusions and Resolutions of the Conference, Report by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, at the 26th Conference of European Ministers of Justice, Helsinki, 7-8 April. Council of Europe, MJU 26(2005)ConclE. Downloaded 9 September 2005.

THE MINISTERS participating in the 26th Conference of European Ministers of Justice
(Helsinki, 7 and 8 April 2005); …
15. AGREE on the importance of promoting the restorative justice approach in their
criminal justice systems;
16. ENCOURAGE the continuing work of the European Committee for Crime
Problems (CDPC) in:
•updating the European Prison Rules;
•addressing the needs of victims of crime, including victims of terrorism and
of serious violations of international humanitarian law;
•examining means of enhancing crime prevention policies;


Support the cause

We've Been Restoring Justice for More Than 40 Years

Your donation helps Prison Fellowship International repair the harm caused by crime by emphasizing accountability, forgiveness, and making amends for prisoners and those affected by their actions. When victims, offenders, and community members meet to decide how to do that, the results are transformational.

Donate Now