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The peacebuilding compared project
United Nations, African Union and other peacekeeping has grown. What are the kinds of interventions that create wars and make things worse for people? How can peacebuilding contribute to justice and development? How do war and peace cascade from one hot spot to another? How can peacebuilding be locally responsive and restorative as it transforms structural causes of war?
Local responses missing persons
The International Commission of the Red Cross (ICRC) currently registers 100,000 people as missing due to conflict; it acknowledges that number is only a fraction of the real total (ICRC 2018). The scale of the problem of the missing, and the damaging, long-lasting impact on families and communities, creates enormous challenges for societies rebuilding after conflict. There is growing evidence that the responses of international, state and nongovernment (NGO) actors have failed to effectively address these challenges.
Preventing and addressing environmental harm through restorative justice
This project is part of a larger research agenda, which is interested in the scope and efficacy of Environmental Restorative Justice in diverse contexts.
Environmental Restorative Justice is a way to prevent and heal environmental harm. Rather than just focussing on what rules have been broken and who should be punished, Environmental Restorative Justice:
Youth Justice Board key elements of effective practice (KEEP)
In 2006-2008, on behalf of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales, the Centre undertook a systematic review of international and UK evidence on restorative justice in youth justice, and translation of that evidence into guidance for effective practice. The systematic review underlying the KEEP, as well as the KEEP guidance, were published in 2008.
RISE: Reintegrative shaming experiments
RISE was a set of four experimental-longitudinal tests of restorative justice as a diversion from prosecution in Canberra. These tests compared the many consequences of crime and justice for victims and offenders randomly assigned to have cases prosecuted in court or diverted to a restorative justice conference.
Introducing justice into the UN’s decade of ecosystem restoration: a community of practice for research and action
This project will create a theoretical, empirical and policy agenda for incorporating justice into the UN’s Decade on Ecosystem Restoration “the Decade”, a 10-year plan to promote efforts to “prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide”, beginning in 2021.
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