Restorative justice as a response to blood feuds: an idea whose time has come

Restorative justice as a response to blood feuds: an idea whose time has come   Talking about the phenomenon of blood feuds in Albania has never been easy. Depending on a speaker’s situatedness, the subject is likely to raise outrage, curiosity, or denial. Embodying complexity, as a Northern Albanian, as a woman, as a social scientist, and as a peace…

Restorative responses to environmental harm

Restorative responses to environmental harm In April 2019, the Leuven Institute of Criminology (LINC) KU Leuven KU Leuven celebrated its 90 years of existence. On that occasion, John Braithwaite, who is an honorary doctor of KU Leuven, joined LINC. With Ivo Aertsen, we took this wonderful opportunity and decided to organise an international seminar on restorative responses to environmental harm….

The crime of punishment

The crime of punishment In 1931, Margaret Wilson writes The Crime of Punishment, a fierce and informed critique of the whole catalogue of punishment invented by humans, a critique of man-inflicted pain on earth. An American novelist with little interest on the matter of punishment, she married in 1923 George Douglas Turner, a Scotsman who served as prison governor of…


Moving past the worst thing

in November 2020 the European Forum for Restorative Justice organised an arts’ festival on the themes of justice, solidarity, and repair.
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Environmental restorative justice: A new justice framework for preventing and addressing environmental harms

This keynote presentation was given for the RJWorld 2020 eConference. In the video I explain the framework of environmental restorative justice and give examples of how it can be applied to prevent and address environmental harms.
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Restorative justice and terrorism: resisting evil with non-evil?

The restorative justice approach has great potential in responding to terrorist acts, and the ensuing polarization, because it focuses on forms of political and pre-political communication, exchange and encounters that are able to allow ‘difficult’ but respectful conversations in societal space.
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Imagining a justice that restores

We are imaginative about many things and find the exercise of imagination easy and pleasant, with the exception of our ideas and images of justice. They seem to be written in stone. But what if instead we used the gift of our imagination when it comes to justice?
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Art, a catalyst for restorative justice

When we think differently about justice, we represent it differently as well. In this TEDx talk, I explore how we portray justice and show how artists can support a more restorative type of justice.
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Brunilda Pali | Iconografie della giustizia riconciliativa | festivalfilosofia 2022

La lectio magistralis tenuta da Brunilda Pali nel Festival Filosofia 2022 sulle iconografie della giustizia riconciliativa offre delle riflessioni sulla giustizia partendo da immagini, tradizionali e alternativi.
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The patience and art of weaving a village

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 Sardinian artist Maria Lai.
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Uma sociedade que coloca uma pessoa contra a outra cria monstros e tem que lidar com isso

Bright Young Minds: criminologist Brunilda Pali

In this series, we put the spotlight on up-and-coming international researchers at KU Leuven to find out what they do and what makes them tick. This month: criminologist Brunilda Pali. “It’s not my style to follow someone else’s lead.”
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