The Ararteko showcases a pioneering restorative justice experience at the European Forum for Restorative Justice

Roberto Moreno, the officer in charge of justice affairs at the Ararteko’s office and himself an expert in restorative justice, is participating from June 23 to 25 at the biennial conference of the European Forum for Restorative Justice. There, he will present a pioneering experience: a restorative circle carried out in 2020 at the Office of the Ararteko, the Ombudsman for the Basque Country. The injured person, representatives from the public services involved in her complaint and staff from the Ararteko took part in the circle. With this first experience, the Ararteko aims to promote restorative justice as a mediating technique between State authorities and the public, and seeks thus to pay a contribution to the working methods used in Ombuds offices.

Read here a paper about the first restorative circle at the Ararteko’s office

Read here an abstract of the paper