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Restorative justice in criminal matters and the Hungarian victim’s position (The victim’s position in relation to RJ in Hungary).

Gorgenyi, Ilona
June 4, 2015

Source: (2004) Papers presented at the Third Conference of the European Forum for Victim-Offender Mediation and Restorative Justice, ‘Restorative Justice in Europe: Where are we heading?’, Budapest, Hungary, 14-16 October. Downloaded 22 September 2005.

In my presentation I will follow the classification system of Restorative Justice worked out by Paul McCold. In
Hungary, there is a professional knowledge about a number of definitions of Restorative Justice given by Tony
Marshall or Howard Zehr as well as by different international documents.
The starting point is that there exists no “fully�? restorative justice in criminal matters in Hungary. That is why,
following McCold, I will present the “mostly�? and “partly�? restorative approaches existing in this country.
McCold mostly regards victim-offender mediation, victim restitution while he puts crime compensation in the
third group.
In Hungary the codification work on mediation in criminal cases and on victim support is in progress, and these
two acts will be introduced in the near future. By now, the application of diversion including a RJ element has
become well-known among criminal lawyers in our country. I would like to give a summary of the different
solutions that promote (or may promote) the future application of mediation in Hungary. (excerpt)


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