UNODC Seeking comments on the issue of restorative justice

Jan 20, 2017

NOTE: We invite all Alliance Members to respond directly to UNODC and to cc Alliance and our Restorative Justice Focal Point: Kimmett Edgar Kimmett Edgar <kimmettfwcc4@gmail.com>  on any/all reports, observations, best practices etc. you may submit. We will, if you approve, add your reports to the Alliance website as an online resource for others interested in the area of Restorative Justice.

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), in its resolution 2016/17 of 26 July 2016, requested the Secretary-General to seek comments from Member States, relevant intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, the institutes of the United Nations crime prevention and criminal justice programme network and other relevant stakeholders with experience in restorative justice processes on the use and application of the Basic Principles on the Use of Restorative Justice Programmes in Criminal Matters (ECOSOC resolution 2002/12), and on national experiences and best practices in using and applying restorative justice processes. It further requested the Secretary-General to report to the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice on the efforts made in the implementation of the resolution.

To facilitate the discussion on this topic, UNODC will prepare a paper on restorative justice processes based on the inputs received, for submission to the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice at its 26th session (22-26 May 2017). The paper will aim to provide an overview of the current efforts on the use and application of the Basic Principles on the Use of Restorative Justice Programmes in Criminal Matters, highlighting good practices and lessons learned from current and past
efforts in this area.

Against this background and given its expertise on this topic, I would like to invite the Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice to send any relevant information and material on the use and application of the above mentioned Principles, including overviews or reports on activities in restorative justice processes, recommendations, tools produced or any other relevant materials, in electronic or paper form, by 15 February 2017, to:

Justice Section, Division for Operations
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
P.O. Box 500, A-1400 Vienna, Austria
restorativejustice@unodc.org

Email: restorativejustice@unodc.org
Website: www.unodc.org

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