Legal-Institutional and Socioeconomic aspects of Labour migration from Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine to new EU member states, Latvian desk report. Online publication

Year: 2009
Organisation: European Commission, International Organisation for Migration
Language: English

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Restorative Justice in the Ukraine

We still consider the preservation of the value basis of restorative justice, ensuring the development of practice in line with the wider understanding of principles of RJ and an attentive and careful attitude to cultural traditions and roots of cooperation and restorative approaches to the development of the community to be the main task of the further promotion and implementation of RJ in the Ukraine. Read

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I don't use my tie every day 

Author:Reinis Āboltiņš

Looking up directly from the way the brain works, brain forms patterns and so on, then thinking is as we go along these patterns and creativity is how we change these patterns. Read

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Restorative Justice vs. Juvenile Justice: The Case of Lithuania

In Lithuania an issue of implementing the restorative justice model into legal system is raised during the last several years very often, although the steps in making ideas into action are still quite reserved. Today restorative justice in criminal cases is not introduced into Lithuanian juvenile justice system. The closest institute to its’ model of mediation is the institute of victim‘s and offender‘s reconciliation incorporated into the Penal Code of the Republic of Lithuania. Read

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Healing without the bars

The whole community is the winner in the event of successful conciliation, because the number of prisoners decreases and there is an economy of taxpayers’ funds. Read

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Estonian Juvenile and Restorative Justice System

In modern legislation, children are viewed as a vulnerable group and several measures have been introduced to protect the children due to the special needs arising from the specific nature of their development. This also applies to the Juvenile and Restorative Justice System in Estonia. Read

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Correct and timely information - less crime

One of the most significant obstacles to effective prevention is lack of information and ineffective communication among the involved services as well as the weak link with the community. Read


CEPA Report No. 22: U.S.- Central Europe Relations in the Age of Obama

Year: 2009
Organisation: Centre for European Policy Analysis
Editors: Wess Mitchell, Ted Reinert
Authors: Dace Akule et al
Language: English


The New Member States and the 2009 European Parliament elections. LATVIA: The European Debate and Politics at a Time of Economic Crisis

Year: 2009
Organisation: Open Society-Sofia, European Policies Initiatives
Language: English

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Chronicles of a ‘Failed State’  5

Author:Vjačeslavs Dombrovskis

People in power often choose their entourage (public officials) by attaching a large weight to loyalty and near zero weight to competence. It is natural for politicians to seek loyalty. However, when competence gets neglected, the results can be disastrous. And that’s exactly why the disaster has happened. Read