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'Repositioning Restorative Justice in Europe' by Theo Gavrielides Now Free to Download

Originally published earlier in 2016 in an edition the Journal of Victims & Offenders entitled The Future of Restorative Justice, IARS is pleased to announce that Repositioning Restorative Justice in Europe by our Founder and Director, Dr theo Gavrielides, is now free to download. A brief introduction to this resource is provided below. 

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BIHR report echos concens of our Womens Advisory Board

The British Institute of Human Rights has just published its Joint Civil Society Report to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of the United Kingdom (3rd Cycle), which outlines the UK’s recent record on Human Rights.


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European Conference:“Shaping the European Educational Agenda from the Bottom up”, 22 September - Nicosia, Cyprus

The EU project ‘Abused no More’[i] is pleased to announce the organisation of the conference Shaping the European Educational Agenda from the Bottom Up’[ii], which will take place on Thursday, 22nd of September 2016, 08:30: – 17:15, at the Journalists House in Nicosia

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New AIDA report outlines how EU states are deflecting refugee responsibilities

A new report by the Asylum Information Database (AIDA) was launched recently outlining the way in which the concepts of “first country of asylum” and “safe third country” are being used by EU states to dismiss asylum claims even before details of their case have been considered.

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Government Reiterates its position to repeal the Human Rights Act

The government reiterated its intent to repeal the Human Rights Act this week as Justice Secretary Lord Chancellor Liz Truss was in Parliament this Tuesday, 6th September for the latest round of Justice Questions. There were no details given as to what the proposed new Bill of Rights would include or what elements of the Huma Rights Act will be lost.

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IARS Press Release: The IARS International Institute joins Restore: London to design and evaluate the first ever pan-London Restorative Justice Service

Today, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan  launched a  new £1.3m support programme led by victims of crime, and for victims of crime, to cut reoffending rates and help victims recover and move on with their lives. The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) has appointed Restore: London, a non- profit consortium to develop this initiative and deliver the first ever victim-led, pan-London Restorative Justice Service.

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IARS joins forces with Eurodesk UK to promote opportunities for young people across Europe

The IARS International Institute is pleased to announce our newly established partnership with Eurodesk UK.  The Eurodesk network is a recognised support structure under Erasmus+, the EU programme for education, training, youth and sport.

Eurodesk UK aims to inform young people and youth organisations about mobility opportunities in Europe. In doing so, it supports the Erasmus+ programme but can also promote other activities beyond Erasmus+.

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IARS submission to Hate crime Inquiry

Today, as a follow up to our hate crime update posted earlier this month (click here), the IARS International Institute submitted its response to the Home Affairs Select Committee Inquiry into Hate Crime and its Violent Consequences. IARS has a strong history of youth-led research, policy and advocacy in relation to combating the causes and consequences of hate crime. This has included:

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Vacancy: London Restorative Justice User Scrutiny Panel Member

The IARS International Institute is recruiting for 5 individuals with lived experience of being a victim of (any) crime, and 2 restorative justice practitioners, to fill 7 vacancies to act as members of the London Restorative Justice User Scrutiny Panel (Scrutiny Panel) alongside the independent Chair, Ben Lyon, and Dr. Theo Gavrielides, IARS Founder and Director.

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James Alexander

Projects Coordinator (Equalities)

James Alexander is the Equalities Project Coordinator at IARS.  In this role James coordinates th

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