sexta-feira, 17 de junho de 2011

II Congresso Internacional de Mediação - Justiça Restaurativa

Vai ter lugar em Lisboa, de 20 a 22 de Outubro, o II Congresso Internacional de Mediação – Justiça Restaurativa.

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The Organizing Committee of the II International Congress on Mediation - Restorative Justice, Lisbon: 20-22nd October 2011 thanks the several dozens of paper proposals received and announces that the Congress will have speakers from four continents, both in the plenary sessions and on the workshops. On plenary sessions, in addition to prominent national speakers, the Organizing Committee is grateful for the honour to announce the participation of:

Dan Van Ness was born in USA and is Executive Director of the Centre for Justice and Reconciliation at Prison Fellowship International (PFI). Was trained as a lawyer and practiced law for five years in an economically-depressed neighbourhood of Chicago, Illinois. Lived in Malta for two years while working on a correctional reform project undertaken by the Government of Malta and taught at the University of Malta. Restorative Justice has been the major professional interest for nearly 30 years, namely as a investigator, teacher and public policy advocate. He was the principal architect of the United Nations Declaration of Basic Principles on the Use of Restorative Justice Programmes in Criminal Matters endorsed in 2002 by the UN. He has published several books on Restorative Justice.

Jean Schmitz is originally from Belgium, but has lived in various Latin American countries since 1994, mostly in Peru, Guatemala, Argentina and El Salvador. Began working with Restorative Juvenile Justice with Terre des Hommes Foundation. Promoted and organized the first World Congress on Restorative Juvenile Justice in Lima, Peru, in 2009. Established his own organization in Peru called Latin American Institute for Restorative Practices, affiliated to the IIRP. Besides providing training in several countries, is actually implementing a demonstration project on Restorative Practices in schools and communities in Lima, jointly with the Municipality of Lima. Is currently the IIRP’s representative for Latin America.

Lode Walgrave was born in Belgium and is Emeritus Professor in Criminology at the Catholic University of Leuven (K.U. Leuven – Belgium). Has been a Founding Member and Chair of the International Network for Research on Restorative Justice and of the International Association for Criminology of Youth. Since the nineties, his main research interest was in Restorative Justice, especially its legal and social ethical dimensions. In 2008 received the ESC - European Society Criminology Award. Has published more than 300 titles. The vast majority of the publications dealt with Youth Offending, Youth Justice and Restorative Justice.

Ted Wachtel was born is USA and is the President and Founder of the International Institute for Restorative Practices, a graduate school on Restorative Practices dedicated to the advanced education of professionals centred in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA. In 1977, Wachtel and his wife founded the Community Service Foundation & Buxmont Academy, which operate schools, foster group homes and other programs in Pennsylvania — which employ Restorative Practices with delinquent and at-risk youth. Has already published several books on Restorative Practices and has been a guest speaker at conferences on Restorative Practices around the world.

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