The development of restorative justice in Northern Ireland

Authored by: Kelvin Doherty

Youth Justice Handbook

Print publication date:  October  2009
Online publication date:  February  2014

Print ISBN: 9781843927174
eBook ISBN: 9781315820064
Adobe ISBN: 9781317821755

10.4324/9781315820064.ch23

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Abstract

The date 10 April 1998 was a landmark in the history of Northern Ireland. On this day the Belfast Agreement was signed by all the major political parties in the province and the British and Irish governments. This agreement brought an end to over 30 years of civil conflict that disfigured the political and social landscape. The Belfast Agreement or, as it is commonly known, the Good Friday Agreement, enacted a wide-ranging review of the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland. The agreement also set out what the participants in the negotiations believed the aims of the criminal justice system should be. These included the delivery of a fair and impartial system of justice which, importantly, was responsive to the community’s concerns, encouraged its involvement where appropriate and had the confidence of all sections of the community.

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