Source: (2004) Paper presented at the Third Conference of the European Forum for Victim-Offender Mediation and Restorative Justice, â€œRestorative Justice in Europe: Where are we heading?”, Budapest, Hungary, 14-16 October. Downloaded 24 May 2005.
I have collected the arguments put forward by judges and prosecutors against mediation. I hope that I can
counteract them with other arguments ensuing from the work of the court itself perceived from the outside.
For several years now I have been reading lectures and holding seminars on “The Policy of Criminal
Punishments in the Countries of the European Union.” One of the assignments I give my students under this
topic is to find out how Article 6 of the European Convention, which is also in effect in our country, is
implemented in Polish judicial practice. The results of this work are extremely interesting and show very
positive changes in the Polish courts. At the same time, they ruthlessly show the discrepancy of the arguments
put forward by practicing members of the law against mediation. (excerpt)
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