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Restoring Justice after Large-scale Violent Conflicts

Aertsen, Ivo
June 4, 2015

Source: (2008) Devon, UK: Willan Publishing.

“The debate on Restorative Justice has been largely concerned with conventional crimes. But is it also relevant in the context of large-scale violence? To what extent are the ‘UN Basic Principles on the use of Restorative Justice programmes in criminal matters’ still applicable in cases of mass violence? On the basis of three case studies from Africa, Asia and Europe this book explores formal and informal responses to incidents stemming from Large-scale violence. Special attention is given to the challenges posed by the different cultural, social and historical contexts as well as on the role that Restorative Justice can play in these settings. Through a comparative analysis of the case studies, the transferability and furtherance of the traditional understanding of Restorative Justice and its potential role are critically assessed.” (editor’s abstract)


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