Commitment to implementing restorative justice and its outcomes in International law

Fateme Sadat Ghoreishi

Abstract


Along with the criminal justice system that the theories of punishment will be meaningful within them, the restorative justice system is also improving. United Nations Economic and Social Council has urged member states that make available the restorative justice programs at all stages of the criminal justice process.[1] Despite the UN reception of restorative justice programs adoption as supplement of the criminal justice system and encouraging governments to apply them,[2] currently domestic legal systems are primarily subordinates of the criminal justice system. Restorative justice system is used only in some legal systems and in the treatment of certain crimes. Such an approach in the international community is as the dominant approach. Dealing with the perpetrators of international crimes and justice execution means criminal justice execution for perpetrators of these crimes.


[1] "Basic principles on the use of restorative justice programmes in criminal matters", op.cit, para. 6

[2] Ibid, para. 20


Keywords


restorative justice, international law, peace, victim participation.

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