Restorative responses to environmental harms, conflicts and crimes?

Exploring challenges and possibilities of an Environmental Restorative Justice

  • Thu 11 Nov 21

    16:00 - 17:00

  • Online


  • Event speaker

    Brunilda Pali

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Centre for Criminology

  • Event organiser

    Sociology, Department of

  • Contact details

    Dr Anna Di Ronco

Join the Centre for Criminology for an insightful online seminar with Dr Brunilda Pali (PhD) on restorative responses to environmental harms, conflicts and crimes?



Brunilda Pali (PhD) is Senior Researcher at KU Leuven (Belgium) and Lecturer at the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands). She is currently a board member and Secretary of the European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ). She has co-edited Critical Restorative Justice (Hart Publishing, 2017) and Restoring Justice and Security in Intercultural Europe (Routledge, 2018). She is currently co-editing the Handbook of Environmental Restorative Justice (Palgrave, 2022), Research Methods in Restorative Justice (Eleven International Publishing, forthcoming), and Widening the Restorative Lens (Eleven International Publishing, forthcoming). Brunilda has studied Psychology at the University of Bosphorus in Istanbul (Turkey), Gender Studies at the Central European University in Budapest (Hungary), Cultural Studies at Bilgi University in Istanbul (Turkey), and Criminology at KU Leuven (Belgium). Her areas of interest are gender, critical social theory, environmental and social justice, restorative justice, cultural and critical criminology, and arts.


As restorative justice scholar, John Braithwaite has aptly observed “the challenges of developing meaningful responses to environmental harm that stop harming the earth and its inhabitants -human and other-than human-, that repair and heal the devastating harms already made, and build different systems that respect ecosystems and the rights of future generations, have never been greater”. Restorative justice presents an opportunity to bridge the ineffectiveness of existing environmental responses and the pressing need to correct existing harmful practices and prevent future environmental damage. Nevertheless, environmental harms, crimes, and conflicts raise specific conceptual challenges that are not present, or that manifest differently, in the other domains where restorative justice has been used. This seminar identifies both the potential of restorative justice and the challenges the environmental engagement presents, by sketching conceptual threads and illustrating with concrete examples.

This seminar is part of an online open seminar series, hosted by the Centre for Criminology.

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