EFRJ Conference 2016- Presentations and more

These presentations (and other relevant material) have been produced for the 9th international conference of the EFRJ (Leiden, 22-24 June 2016). The contents of these presentations are the sole responsibility of the presenters. Please contact them directly if you need clarifications or further material. Find here the booklet with the conference programme, including abstracts and bios of the presenters.



Bas van Stokkom: The ‘miraculous’ emergence of penal mediation in the Netherlands, Restorative justice in the context of Dutch pragmatism and populism
Antony Pemberton: Towards a radical victimology: a brief genealogy of victim policy in the Netherlands
Simon Green: Realising restorative potential: language, politics and ritual

Hendrik Kaptein: No human rights without restorative justice, transcending crime by realizing rightfull original positions for all
George Pavlich: Restorative Justice and the Rights of the Accused
Janny Dierx: RJ and human rights from a practitioners perspective: mediation in Argentina and the Netherlands

Dan van Ness: RJ in prison settings, experiences with the Sycamore Tree Project (victim awareness by teaching RJ principles) in 35 countries around the world
Reynaldo Adames: a personal story
Anneke van Hoek, Gert Jan Slump: Pitches on what is happening with RJ in the prison context: houses of restoration in prisons, victim awareness and victim-offender mediation

Gema Varona: Restorative justice & radicalization: ETA, RJ and Human Rights
Patrizia Patrizi: Restoring relationships, community building and social inclusion



22 JUNE, 11.30-13.00 (PW1)
Training : Community processing: Large group conflict resolution and decision making. Anke Siegers, Gert Jan Slump (The Netherlands)
Panel : Community building and restorative justice. Inge Vanfraechem, & Katrien Lauwaert, & Eric Claes (Belgium)
Panel : A plea for diversity in restorative justice: the fundamental need of freedom of choice for victims and offenders. Kim Roelofs, Mieke Wouters (The Netherlands)
Paper : Adhering to restorative principles in the course of delivery: A study of four justice agencies in England and Wales. Ian Marder (UK)
Paper : Building the restorative city. Marian Liebmann (UK)
Paper : Restorative and relational local community: from inclusion to wellbeing. Patrizia Patrizi, Gian Luigi Lepri, Ernesto Lodi (Italy)
Paper : Changing thinking and behaviour when there is no encounter: Restorative interventions that build social and emotional skills. Craig Adamson (US)
Paper : Experiences of an immersion into restorative school environments and the benefits of restorative innovation. Stijn Deprez, Craig Adamson (Belgium, US)
Movie : Lessons learnt in the ALTERNATIVE participatory filming project. Edit Torzs, Emanuela Biffi (Belgium)
Panel : Protecting Rights, Restoring Respect, and Strengthening Relationships: A European Model for Restorative Justice with Children and Young People. Tim Chapman, Maja Gellin (Northern Ireland, Finland)
Panel : Mediation of Criminal Conflict in the Netherlands, pilot experience and further implementation. Judith Uitermark, Annelies Hoekstra, Irma Cleven (The Netherlands)

22 JUNE, 14.00-15.30 (PW2)
Training : Virtual Reality and Restorative Justice A Tech-mediated Approach to Victim-Offender Encounters. Alexandra Ivanovitch (France)
Paper :  Restorative justice and terror: Can restorative attitudes be useful in addressing terror prevention? Esther Friedman (Sweden)
Paper : Restorative practices: A emerging social science and evidence-based social movement. Ted Wachtel (US)
Paper : People’s willingness to participate in mediation & individual factors: The role of moral foundations and their relation with restorative and retributive orientations. Ana Pereira, Ivo Aertsen (Belgium)
Paper : RJ, victims’ rights within a human rights perspective: a plea towards diversion. Rene Kool (The Netherlands)
Paper : Key variables to understand victims’ experiences in restorative justice. Daniela Bolivar (Chile)
Paper : Beyond Borders: Is There a Transnational Potential for Restorative Justice? Marta Sa Rebelo (Portugal)
Paper : Developing a restorative justice jurisprudence database. Tony Foley (Australia)
Paper : Shaping the role of the European Public Prosecutor: the prospects for RJ and penal moderation. Constantina Sampani (UK)
Movie : Video representations of restorative justice. Ian Marder (UK)
Panel : Reflections on the use of mediation in cases of intimate partner violenceVictims rights and minimum standards of a European project. Katinka Lünnemann, Annemieke Wolthuis and Janny Dierx (The Netherlands), Bernhard Glaeser (Austria) and Saija Sambou and Pia Slogs (Finland)
Panel : Breaking boundaries between mediation services and other (welfare) services working with victims and offenders. Evelyn Goeman and Hilde Deboeck (Belgium)

22 JUNE, 16.00-17.00 (PW3)
Dialogue : Restorative justice as social craftsmanship: a tool for conviviality? Brunilda Pali (Belgium)
Paper : Dignifying as repair of the world: The contribution of community-based sociotherapy to restorative justice across the generations in Rwanda. Annemiek Richters (The Netherlands)
Paper : Perpetrator or victim? Identity formation across the lifespan of genocidaires in Rwandan prisons. Angela Jansen (Rwanda)
Paper : Restorative approach to conflict prevention and transformation in multi-ethnic communities in Serbia. Sanja Copic, Vesna Nikolić-Ristanović (Serbia)
Paper : Restoring Relationships, Resolving Conflicts: Restorative Lessons from Conflict Resolution Efforts in Displaced Communities. Kate Lonergan (Sweden)
Paper : Gone with the Wind. Case study of a restorative provision in Poland. Beata Czarnecka-Dzialuk (Poland)
Paper : Liaison Between Restorative Justice and Impunity in the Peacebuilding Process: The Case of Turkey. Mualla Buket Soygüt Arslan, Gülşah Kurt (Turkey)
Paper : From restorative global theories to local practices: a comparative analysis between the Portuguese and the Brazilian experiences in restorative justice. Cristina Oliveira, Daniel Achutti (Portugal, Brazil)
Paper : From Favela to Formal Court and Back Again: learning from Brazil’s experience with Restorative Circles. Christina De Angelis (Brazil)
Paper : Victim offender mediation in cases of sexual violence: reflections on ten years’ experience in Belgium. Kris Vanspauwen (Belgium)
Paper : The challenges that the current Chilean context poses for implementing victim-offender mediation with juvenile offenders. Daniela Bolivar (Chile)

23 JUNE, 11.30-13.00 (PW4)
Training : Restorative Approaches in Schools and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Belinda Hopkins (UK)
Paper : The role of restorative ideas in creating institutional cultural change. Tony Foley (Australia)
Paper : On the implementation of mediation services in a special educational institution for juvenile offenders, based on mediative approach. Tsisana Shamlikashvili, Andrey Pentin (Russia)
Paper : Towards a trauma informed Restorative Justice space with juveniles in a South African Correctional Centre. Lisa Marqua-Harries (South Africa)
Dialogue : Steady principles, flexible methods – a  model of using restorative practices in prison settings. Vidia Negrea, Dori Szego (Hungary)
Panel : Desistance and restorative justice. Bart Claes, & Katrien Lauwaert, & Christa Pelikan and Veronika Hofinger (Belgium, Austria)
Dialogue : Right to Restorative Justice in schools – Case Uganda. Deborah Kirabo, & Eva Ervamaa,  & Maija Gellin (Finland)
Paper : The Victims Assistance Offices in Castilla and Leon:  a commitment to give them a restorative approach. Virginia Domingo de La Fuente (Spain)
Paper : The cost-benefit analysis of restorative justice in minor offences in Basque Country: integration of qualitative and quantitative indicators. Idoia Igartua Laraudogoitia (Spain)
Movie : Psycho-Social and Legal intervention with victims of crime in the Victim Support Service of the Basque Government. Jose Ignacio Martinez Ruiz, Maialen Casas de Esteban (Spain)
Panel : Restorative practices in work with minors: challenges and ways of integration into social institutions. Liudmila Karnozova, & Natalia Putintceva, & Selivanova Olga, & Natalia Vladimirovna (Russia)

23 JUNE, 16.00-17.30 (PW5)
Training : Masterclass & Training session on Mediation and RJ in accommodating refugees. Frederique van Zomeren, Lenka Hora Adema (The Netherlands)
Paper : Findings from three victim impact courses among prisoners in the Netherlands. Sven Zebel, Marieke Vroom, Elze G. Ufkes (The Netherlands)
Paper : Introducing restorative justice into the prison settings in Serbia. Sanja Copic, Jasmina Nikolic (Serbia)
Movie : Storytelling in Dutch prisons – a unique journey. Marielle van den Berg, Mieke Wouters (The Netherlands)
Dialogue : Who truly owns the RJ process? Dilemmas generated by RJ and Harmful Sexual Behaviour practice. Vince Mercer, Karin Sten Madsen (UK, Denmark)
Movie : When we meet I will greet; watching and discussing the documentary. Joost Oude Groen (The Netherlands)
Movie : Walls & Bridges: An Eastern European restorative trip to the diversity of the Hungarian mindsets. Borbala Fellegi, Dori Szego (Hungary)
Dialogue : Restorative Approaches to Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disability – Difference not Deficit. Nicola Preston (UK)

24 JUNE, 11.15-12.45 (PW6)
Dialogue : Restorative Actions Across Borders. Vidia Negrea (Hungary)
Panel : Restorative justice with serious crime: politically motivated prisoners (ETA and Northern Irish paramilitaries) and Mafia prisoners. Roberto Moreno, Tim Chapman, Olalde, & Patrizia Patrizi, GanLuigi Lepri, Ernesto Lodi (Spain, Northern Ireland, Italy)
Paper : Restoring rights to the national expectation – why some jurisdictions fall behind. Rob Hulls (Australia)
Paper : Restorative processes as part of a penal sanction – an arena for open dialogues? Focus on recent developments. Karen Kristin Paus (Norway)
Paper : Human Rights, Access to Justice and Restorative Justice: The South African journey. Michael Masutha (South Africa)
Paper : Bringing Justice Back into the Community: The Case of Vermont, US. Anamaria Szabo (UK)
Paper : The Emergence of Therapeutic Intervention and Victim Focus in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Phil Recordon (New Zealand)
Paper : Family group conferences – restoration found in a dialogue. Katarína Rusinková, Petra Masopust Šachová, Jan Holas (Czech Republic)
Movie : People on the move and their resettlement/integration. Borbala Fellegi, Christa Pelikan (Hungary, Austria)
Panel : Restorative Justice and Mentally Disordered Offenders: Theory and Practice. Michiel van der Wolf, & John Blad, Finlay Wood, & Mariëtte van Denderen, & Mariëtte van Denderen, Nienke Sweers, René Bax (The Netherlands)