State lawlessness …

February 22, 2016  Toronto Star – Joanna Smith Inquiry into missing aboriginal women must not ignore indigenous law, advocates say Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett wants to consider how and what parts of Indigenous law should and could … [Read more...]

Numbers …

February 18, 2016   CBC News – John Paul Tasker Confusion reigns over number of missing, murdered indigenous women - RCMP said 1,017 indigenous women were killed between 1980 and 2012, activists say it's closer to 4,000 The number of Indigenous … [Read more...]

Don Butler on restorative justice as justice for all: what it is, what it does, what the future may hold

This award-winning Ottawa Citizen series by Don Butler highlights with vivid examples and legal critique how the concept of ‘restorative justice’ is reshaping the way we think about criminals and crime. In eight parts it explores: the origins and … [Read more...]

Leading Australian criminologist calls for restorative justice

Leading criminologist Professor John Braithwaite of the Australian National University, in a lecture at the University of Cape Town in 2012 captured on YouTube, argued that restorative justice focuses on the needs of the victims and of the offenders, … [Read more...]

Lessons from the front lines in Canada’s restorative justice experiment: The experience of sentencing judges

Megan Stephens interviewed Ontario judges on restorative justice processes, which offer a contextual approach to resolving the aftermath of a crime. Data from the interviews provide a candid in-depth look at obstacles to effective implementation, … [Read more...]