‘Socializing’ restorative justice: Reading Judge and Punish: The penal state on trial from and for a restorative perspective

‘Socializing’ restorative justice: Reading Judge and Punish: The penal state on trial from and for a restorative perspective  In Judge and Punish: The Penal state on trial, Geoffroy de Lagasnerie, makes a compelling social critique of the criminal justice system[i]. An entirely legitimate undertaking according to de Lagasnerie, given that the state (and the law) are not immutable substances which…


RESTORATIVE UTOPIAS IN DYSTOPIAN TIMES? After more than 10 years of working on various aspects of restorative justice, I am embarking on a new and exciting research journey. The Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO) has granted me a 3 years research grant to continue working on a project that explores in-depth the shaping of restorative justice in European penal systems and policies….


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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