Date(s) - 02/11
The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is pleased to present:
PON Live! When Should Law Forgive? Treatments of Crime, Debt, and Restorative Justice
A discussion with:
300th Anniversary University Professor, Harvard Law School
Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and
Vice Dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies
at Harvard Law School
Friday, February 11, 2022
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, ET (US and Canada)
Free and open to the public.
About the talk:
Crimes and violations of the law require punishment, and our legal system is set up to punish, but what if the system was recalibrated to also weigh grounds for forgiveness? What if something like bankruptcy―a fresh start for debtors―were available to people convicted of crimes? When should pardons and executive discretion be used and how can their use better guard against recognized systemic disparities in racial and class? Should restorative justice grow and draw on lessons from antiracism efforts?