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Mike Batley

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http://www.mikebatley.co.za
Mike is from Pretoria, South Africa. In 2001 he co-founded and has since directed the Restorative Justice Centre (RJC), a vibrant and multi-cultural civil society organisation. Within this context he played a pioneering role in bringing restorative justice into the criminal justice system and public discourse, and in developing associated services. He was recognised as an Ashoka Fellow for this work. He has published several book chapters and journal articles on restorative justice which have also been quoted in 2 South African High Court judgments as well as 1 Constitutional Court judgment. He was part of the group of experts that reviewed the UN Basic Guidelines for Restorative Justice in November 2017. Mike is a registered social worker with over 30 years’ experience in the public and private sectors. He also holds an MPhil in Applied Ethics and is an accredited mediator. He is committed to the vision of building an ethical society and works as an independent practitioner in the areas of ethics, moral education, conflict transformation and wellness. For more information see www.mikebatley.co.za

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