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While some Roman Catholic leaders are truly penitent, says Savi Hensman, some have dug the church into an even deeper hole by their attempts to shift blame on to others. A more careful assessment is needed of claims and counter-claims.
The Serious Fraud Office remains under pressure over its controversial 'plea bargain' with the multinational arms company BAE Systems, despite the end of legal action.
European countries must reject the dangerous practice of relying on “no torture” promises from governments with proven records of torture, says Amnesty International.
Seven jailed Iranian Baha’i religious leaders faced a third court session in their ongoing trial in Tehran on 12 April. No details of the closed hearing are available.
In his big speech in March on “crime and anti-social behaviour” Gordon Brown made not so much as a hint at anything in the restorative justice field. We pointed this out, and suggested he was missing a trick.
The new Labour manifesto however promises a Restorative Justice Act:
South African Christian leaders have condemned the slaying of far-right leader Eugene Terre'Blanche, calling on political leaders to urge restraint amid tensions.
Muslim and Sikh groups have praised the US Transportation Security Administration for rolling back screening rules on passengers arriving from 14 primarily Islamic countries.
Government drug policy descended further into farce over the Bank Holiday, as a seventh expert resigned from a key advisory group citing "media and political pressure".
Amnesty International has strongly urged the Hamas de facto administration in Gaza not to carry out several pending "abhorrent" death sentences.
The Roman Catholic Church in Germany has launched an official telephone hotline for victims of sexual abuse in its institutions. Critics say it is still too little, too late.