Human Rights Resources

One of the reasons (arguably) that rj offers an appealing alternative to the criminal justice system is because the latter is complicated and oftentimes confusing. This page aims to provide some information and resources to help rj practitioners navigate the justice system and better understand issues around justice, legislature, and human rights.

If you have resources or materials regarding this issue, please email us at and we will share it here.

Conference Action Plan Outcome

Click here to download a short list of user-friendly resources on human rights that were compiled by volunteers following the 2010 BC RJ Conference. Thank you to those volunteers for following through on their action plans!


Child Rights-Based Approach Defined

Explore the Youth Criminal Justice Act

Justice Canada Statement on Values and Principles of Restorative Justice in Criminal Matters

Justice Education Society (formerly Law Courts Education Society of BC)

Legal Rights 4 U – Know Your Legal Rights & Responsibilities

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

UN Handbook on Restorative Justice Programs

Protecting Children’s Rights in Criminal Justice Systems (UK Based)

Rights-Based Restorative Justice Toolkit

Youth Criminal Justice Act – Pocket Guide

Youth Criminal Justice Act – Explained

Youth for Human Rights


“Bringing out the Best:  Rights-based mentorship for youth completing restorative justice agreements” – Offered by RJ Lillooet

August 27, 2017