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IARS International Lecture: Combating Hate Crimes

IARS International Lecture "Combating Hate Crimes and Xenophobia through Restorative Justice" due to be held on the 13th April, 5:30- 9pm at DLT Room at SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG.

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The IARS International Institute

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  • Need


    The lecture will be given by guest international restorative justice expert Professor Marelize Schoeman (University of South Africa) and hate crime specialist Dr. Mark Walters (University of Sussex). This interactive lecture will be chaired by IARS' Founder and Director, Dr. Theo Gavrielides who has published extensively in the area of hate crime and restorative justice.


    Taking advantage of Professor Schoeman's visit to the UK, we will explore the utilisation of restorative justice in South African hate crime prevention programmes and social policy developments as well as her recent work on the concept of Ubuntu Dr. Walter's ground breaking study on the use of restorative justice for hate crime will be used as a platform for debate. The audience will be offered the opportunity for questions and critical thinking.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    using restorative justice approach to prevent hate crimes


    » A lecture will be given through an interactive engagement between guest international restorative justice expert and hate crime specialist.

    the event will be evaluated using feedback forms to state what they learnt from the lecture

  • Impact


    explore the idea of using restorative justice against hate crimes and Xenophobia


    Places are very limited and will be offered on a first-come basis.


    those attending the event will be given more information on how to stay in touch and receive more information about the progress of the project

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000 Lecture organising the lecture: venue, refreshments and admin costs
  • Background


    SOAS, University of London
    Thornhaugh Street


    people who are affected by hate crime

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Our mission is to to give everyone a chance to forge a safer, fairer and more inclusive society. We do this by producing evidence-based solutions to current social problems, sharing best practice, and by supporting young people and the community to shape decision-making from the bottom-up.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Dr Theo Gavrielides

    Theo is The Director and Founder of The IARS International Institute. He is an expert in Restorative justice.