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Showing 3 posts filed under: Indigenous [–] published between May 01, 2012 and May 31, 2012 [Show all]

First Nations court seen as path out of vicious cycle

from the article by Mike Youds for the Kamloops Daily News:

Local bands have asked for a First Nations court to be established in Kamloops, delegates heard Thursday at an Aboriginal justice forum at TRU.

The forum focused on the Aboriginal sentencing principles of Gladue, recently reaffirmed by the Supreme Court of Canada, while hosting Justice Marion Buller Bennett of First Nations court in New Westminster.

May 28, 2012 , , ,

First Nations Court opens in North Vancouver

from the article by Todd Coyne in the North Shore Outlook:

The judge is out of her usual judging clothes and the court sheriff wears no gun.

It’s not immediately apparent — not at first — if these are just oversights, but when Judge Joanne Challenger turns from the convicted man to the packed public gallery and asks for any suggestions on sentencing and the hands go up, it becomes clear: First Nations Court is different.

May 16, 2012 , , , , , ,

Activists berate Traditional Courts Bill in South Africa

from Sipho Khumalo's article in The Mercury:

The controversial Traditional Courts Bill, which its critics say will take the country back to the era of bantustans, is set to come under scrutiny at a series of public hearings in KwaZulu-Natal.

The sponsor of the bill, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, argues that the legislation seeks to affirm the recognition of traditional justice and its values based on restorative justice and reconciliation.

May 02, 2012 , , , ,

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