Category Archives: Opinion

Restoring the future: thinking the refugee movements

Many people within the restorative justice movements have expressed their concern about the so-called refugee crisis, as they are trying to imagine ways to support the refugees and act together to counteract the societal or political reactions. In this piece … Continue reading

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Justice at borders

By Katrin Kremmel Today I took a train from Vienna to Salzburg at 5.30 in the morning. I was running late and rushed through the entrance hall of Wien Westbahnhof, quickly moving past people without paying too much attention. Nevertheless … Continue reading

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The patience and art of weaving a village

By Brunilda Pali Reading about and thinking of the fascinating and important work of our action researchers in Northern Ireland, Serbia, Austria and Hungary, an amazing encounter came to mind: a meeting with a small woman of great worth, the … Continue reading

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What kind of society do we want our children to grow up in?

By Inge Vanfraechem The terrorist attacks in Paris have brought about both an unseen exposure of power (thousands of agents chasing the terrorists) and great showing of solidarity (the marches). A couple of days later, three ex-Syria combatants were uncovered … Continue reading

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‘She is only three years old, she is our little mediator’

By Szilvia Süki What does conflict management and resolution mean to me? Let me answer this with a short story. I realised how good the restorative techniques are, while I was working with a mixed group of children (Roma and non-Roma) … Continue reading

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‘They choose to become winners or losers’

By Gabriella Benedek Hungary had municipal elections very recently. Citizens of cities and villages have decided who will be the decision makers that represent them in the next five years. Due to the nature of every election there are winners … Continue reading

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A restorative approach to terrorists?

By Inge Vanfraechem Over the last months, media have reported on the radicalised youngsters that have gone to Syria to fight Assad. Politicians are trying to find solutions to this phenomenon first by preventing youngsters from leaving through taking away … Continue reading

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‘I couldn’t stand up for my right’

By Gábor Héra Unfortunately my personal experience related to the applicability of restorative justice is connected to a sad event. My beloved grandmother died only a week ago due to her – luckily not too long – illness. Grandma had … Continue reading

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‘They look at the world and others without any prejudice’

By Erika Magyar My family has an Italian style of life with sometimes smaller, sometimes bigger conflicts. Now that my sisters and I have left our parents’ house, the quarrels have ceased and we spend the weekends in a relaxed … Continue reading

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‘A kind of justice that borders on solidarity’

By Christa Pelikan After almost 30 years of working in this field, thinking, researching, discussing – I still hold on to the three core elements I have outlined following the discussion in the Committee of Experts on Mediation in Penal … Continue reading

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