On September 23, Tim Chapman (Visiting Professor, Centre for Law, Crime & Justice, Law School, University of Strathclyde and one of the UK’s leading experts in restorative justice) delivered a CYCJ webinar on the relationship between children’s rights and the practice of restorative justice.
Tim demonstrated that, while restorative justice has the potential to support and activate the exercise of children’s rights, it often fails to do so. The possible causes for these failings will be identified. He also argued that children’s rights can provide the boundaries which define and protect the space in which authentic restorative processes can take place.
This webinar was based upon a chapter of a book to be published this year (Wolthuis and Chapman Eds Restorative Justice From A Children’s Rights Perspective).