Our team took part in KU LINC’s seminar on “Restorative justice responses to environmental harm and ecocide” (26/4/2019) and documented the presentations and talks.
“Despite its potential, environmental harm also raises several challenges to restorative justice, which are worth exploring. Who are the victims of environmental harm, how are their rights ensured and how can they have a voice in restorative processes? Who speaks on behalf of future or past generations and nature (animals, plants, rivers, land, climate)? What kind of expertise is required to adequately speak for the non-human? What are the criteria by which judgements around harm or victimisation are to be made? What are the criteria by which judgements around repair and restoration are to be made? How can we repair the irreparable? How can we assess who the perpetrators are and how can we ensure they participate in restorative processes?”
Here we make four videos available publicly (see links below). In case you have interest in a non public recording, let us know, we can put you in contact with the speaker. Also, let us know if you wish to join this network.
1.) Welcome and introduction, by Ivo Aertsen and Brunilda Pali, Leuven Institute of Criminology
2.) Restorative responses to environmental harm: Restorative innovation by Victoria’s Environmental Protection Authority, by John Braithwaite, School of Regulation and Global Governance, Canberra
3.) Restorative approaches to environmental conflicts: Can practices from Australia and New Zealand be adapted to the Dutch context? by Femke Wijdekop, Environmental Justice IUCN NL, and Anneke van Hoek, Restorative Justice Nederland
4.) The potential of restorative justice in addressing environmental crimes: Reflections from Germany, by Carolin Hillemanns, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg
5.) Victims of environmental harm and corporations: Reflections from an international research project, by Claudia Mazzucato, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan
5.) Environmental crime: From victims’ needs to restorative responses, by Katrien Lauwaert, Moderator Forum for Restorative Justice and Mediation
6.) Voice of nature: An artistic quest for restorative interventions, by Maria Lucia Cruz Correia, artist/environmental researcher
7.) Corporate behavior and responsive regulation: Lessons for environmental justice, by Bas van Stokkom, Radboud University, Nijmegen
8.) Re-shaping restorative justice to environmental crime, by Ivo Aertsen, Leuven Institute of Criminology
A collection of articles on this topic will be published during the RJ Week: click here to know more.