School of Social and Political Science

Restorative justice and the criminal courts: Developments and possibilities in Scotland, Belgium and Beyond

04 May 2021
13:00 - 16:00


This event will be held online via ZOOM (due to the current pandemic).


The seminar focuses on developments and possibilities in Scotland, Belgium and beyond.

1pm Welcome and introductions
1:10pm Prof Ivo Aertsen
1:50pm Judge Luc Potargent
2:30pm BREAK
2:40pm Sheriff David Mackie
3:20pm Sheriff Alistair Duff
3:55pm Closing remarks
4pm END

The event is free but registration is mandatory.
Only those that register will receive the Zoom link.
Please register by completing the online registration form.
Registration will close on Thursday 29th April.

For any queries or further information please contact:
Jenny Johnstone 

Key speakers

  • Prof Ivo Aertsen Emeritus - Professor of Criminology at the University of Leuven, Belgium, and is leading The International Journal of Restorative Justice.
  • Judge Luc Potargent - Criminal judge and Coordinator of the JOK-chamber (youth follow-up room).
  • Sheriff David Mackie - Was a Solicitor and an Advocate before his appointment as a Sheriff. For fifteen years he was the resident Sheriff in Alloa.
  • Sheriff Alistair Duff - Director of the Judicial Institute for Scotland which provides training to Scottish judges.