01 Sep Is Punishment the Appropriate Response to Gross Human Rights Violations? Is a Non-punitive Justice System Feasible?
This conference paper discusses the faulty premises underlying theories of punitive justice, and highlights the problems caused by the use of punitive justice as a means of dealing with various kinds of human rights violations. The paper puts forward a series of arguments in favour of using restorative justice to manage human rights abuses.
EZZAT A. FATTAH
Ezzat A. Fattah, PhD is the founder of the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, where he is professor emeritus.