Human rights and restorative justice are rarely brought under the same spotlight despite their normative similarities. In fact, this gap becomes even more apparent when put in the context of policy and practice internationally. Firstly, there is a developing gap between public perception and evidence-based depiction of crime. Secondly, scholarly debates are rarely reflected in criminal justice policy and legislation. This failure has an impact on recidivism, the spiralling costs of penal interventions, but most importantly on how we view our interpersonal and inter-communal relationships.
This unique collection of papers brings together international leading experts in human rights and restorative justice to address a gap in the literature. From reconstructing and restorative human rights for restorative justice to addressing issues such as the standardisation of restorative justice, this edited volume is a must read for researchers, practitioners and campaigners.
Table of content
Introduction & Acknowledgements
Dr. Theo Gavrielides
Living in a relational and moral universe
Prof. Daniel Van Ness, Executive Director of the Centre for Justice and Reconciliation, Prison Fellowship International, Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University School of Law, USA
Reconstructing and restoring human rights
Prof. Colin Harvey, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland
Bridging restorative justice and human rights for youth justice
Dr. Theo Gavrielides, Founder and Director of The IARS International Institute and the Restorative Justice for All institute; Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Restorative Justice of Simon Fraser University; Visiting Professor at Buckinghamshire New University.
Justice, education and human rights: partnerships, policies and progress in the UK
Prof. Richard Grimes, Faculty of Law, Charles University, Prague (Czech Republic), and Access to Justice consultant
Human rights-based restorative justice for violence against young women: looking at Greece and the UK
Dr. Theo Gavrielides and Prof. Vaso Artinopoulou, Professor of Criminology and Vice-Rector, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece
The position of juvenile offenders in Hungary: policy and practice on restorative justice and human rights
Dr. Tunde Andrea Barabas, Head of Department, National Institute of Criminology, Hungary
An approach to empathy building and reconciliation: the case of Turkish, Greek and Cypriot youth
Prof. Maria Hadjipavlou, Department of Social and Political Science, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Restorative justice and human rights in a democratic society
Prof. Lode Walgrave, Professor of Criminology at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and chair of the International Network for Research in Restorative Justice for Juveniles
The standardisation of restorative justice
Prof. Gerry Johnstone, Professor of Law, University of Hull, Director, MA in Restorative Justice Research Director, University of Hull Law School.