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Sudan: UNAMID supports the promotion of juvenile restorative justice in Zalingei

February 18, 2013

Restorative justice refers to a process for resolving crime by focusing on redressing the harm done to the victims, holding offenders accountable for their actions and, often, engaging the community in the resolution of that conflict. The participation of the parties is an essential part of the process that emphasizes relationship building, reconciliation and the development of agreements around a desired outcome between victims and offenders.

The participants of the workshop discussed issues related to the over-use of detention, particularly pre-trial detention, lack of community-based alternatives to justice system, including appropriate diversion mechanisms, and alternatives to detention, care and protection systems. Also, they mentioned the lack of effective juvenile justice systems, particularly appropriate rehabilitation  facilities and required segregation in favor of children in conflict with the law….

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