COMMUNITY Restorative Justice is underpinned by the ‘Vienna convention on restorative justice’, according to itself. Newton Emerson asks what that actually means and wonders why those promoting CRJ only seem to pay lip service to it. Emerson concludes: “So let’s be absolutely clear about where this waltz is heading. If the government’s next dirty deal involves endorsing community restorative justice – let alone funding it – then the IRA will be officially policing your neighbourhood tomorrow and the UDA will be officially policing mine the day after.
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