Thursday, October 23rd, 2014


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IARS General Meeting Notice 2014

NOTICE is hereby given of the General Meeting of Independent Academic Research Studies (the “Company”) to be held on Wednesday 15th October 2014 at 4:30pm at the British Humanist Association’s Offices in London.

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New victims' rights: New wine in old wineskin?

Sunday, a usually quiet day for politics was woken by Mr. Chris Grayling’s announcement for a ‘bold new vision for the treatment of victims’. Is this 'new wine in old wineskin'? How genuine are these intentions and how prepared are we as a country for a more victim-focused criminal justice system?

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Peacemaking Circles Training with Dr Evelyn Zellerer

IARS is delighted to host Peacemaking Circles Training facilitated by Dr. Evelyn Zellerer, an international restorative justice expert, on the 21st of November in celebration of Restorative Justice Week 2014. The training will enable you to learn about, and explore, the work of Peacemaking Circles. 

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Celebrating inspirational young people - 3rd Annual IARS Research and Youth Leadership Awards

More than a hundred young people, representatives of youth organisations and key stakeholders packed the Canada Water Culture Space in London on Wednesday 20th August to celebrate the achievements of promising young people in their diverse communities at the 3rd Annual IARS Research and Youth Leadership Awards.

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The young have spoken: Hate crime and what needs to be done


Dear Cdr. Mak Chishty,

I am writing in response to your Call for evidence on hate crime and best practice. Sorry we missed the chance to meet you at the IARS Annual Research and Youth Leadership Awards 2014. It would have been a great opportunity to hear directly from over 100 young people, but also see inspiring youth projects combating the causes and fears that generate hate phenomena in our capital. This letter is written to introduce you to our organisation, the youth-led 99% campaign and the work that our young people did in order to collect evidence for you.

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Restorative Justice in cases of Domestic Violence – New Research Launch

IARS is pleased to announce the launch of its new e-book entitled Restorative Justice and Domestic Violence: A critical Review”. The e-book  reports on the current developments, practices and policies on the use of restorative justice in cases of domestic violence in the UK. The research also reflects on limitations, inefficiencies and complexities of the current criminal justice system in the UK.

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The real Youth Voice - 99% Campaign Magazine Launch marks the International Youth Day

The 99% Campaign marks the celebrations of the 14thUnited Nations International Youth Day with the launch of the 2nd edition of its 99% Campaign Magazine. The 99% Campaign Magazine is an entirely youth – led initiative that showcases the potential of youth in enhancing our local, national and global society, representing the real and marginalized voices of young people.

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Do victims of crime know their rights ? Free e-learning course for victims

The UK-based international think-tank, IARS, is proud to launch an evidence-based e - learning course for victims of crime. The course aims to empower victims by increasing their knowledge of their rights in the criminal justice and restorative justice process as these are protected by the EC Victims' Directive due to come into force in November 2015.