IARS and the Restorative Justice Research Network are pleased to announce its new research report “Restorative Justice & Violence Against Women: Comparing Greece and the United Kingdom”. The publication is based on new research conducted by the two authors Dr. Theo Gavrielides and Prof. Vasso Artinopoulou.

The report is published as part of the peer review Asian Journal of Criminology. The paper can be accessed via here


While Western societies are striving to become more honest about gender inequality, terms such as ‘violence against women’ have started to appear in policy debates in Asia and worldwide. The response is largely punitive. The option of restorative justice has been considered, but evidence on actual practice with these cases is scarce. Following international attempts to block restorative justice for violence against women cases, this paper argues that a better understanding needs to be developed before further steps are taken in any direction. The authors examined cases from their respective countries, Greece and the UK, to identify common elements, differences and minimum standards when applying restorative justice in cases of violence against women. An abstract implementation mode for further research is constructed.

Next steps & contact

IARS will continue the research in partnership with Prof. Artinopoulou (Panteion University, Greece) with the aim of producing further publications, debates and a conference. For further information and how to support contact Dr. Theo Gavrielides