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Stakeholder’s Dialogue on Restorative Justice on May 20, 2017


The Centre for Criminology & Victimology at National Law University Delhi in association with Counsel to Secure Justice (CSJ) organized an event “Stakeholder’s Dialogue on Restorative Justice on May 20, 2017. Mr. Jonathan Derby from Counsel to Secure Justice (CSJ) introduced the notion of Restorative Justice. He mentioned the need to raise awareness about the same by increasing the understanding of it and listening of thoughts of practitioners, government officials and experts. He also focused on Child Sexual Abuse and discussed its status quo in India. Mr. Jonathan Derby along with Ms. Urvashi Tilak (CJS) took session. Some of the significant conceptual notions which were deliberated upon were:

  • Interrogation with Offender
  • Justice and accountability
  • Punishment
  • Prevention of further harm by the offender
  • Remorselessness
  • Punishment and Acknowledgement
  • Rehabilitation and Development
  • Medical needs
  • Counselling
  • Repairing broken relationships
  • Forgiveness

It was a collaborative talk on the topic of Restorative Justice attended by approximately thirty people from different fields across the state. All the participants were from varied fields such as Psychologists, Criminal lawyers, Judicial persons of District Legal Service Authority, Social workers and academia. Such diversity represented the common interest and responsibility towards progressing society.