Institute of Conflict Resolution (ICR)
|Type:||NGO working on Crime|
|UN Languages:||English, Russian|
Other:'Human rights, restorative justice'
||The Institute of Conflict Resolution (ICR) is an association of lawyers, researchers and university professors. The ICR was founded in 2000 to help establish new forms of conflict resolution as a legitimate part of the Bulgarian legal system. It follows a number of objectives, including: the exploration of creative conflict resolution methods; the promotion of action for change; the practice of new skills and techniques like mediation, negotiation and other non-violent methods; the stimulation of dialogue among practitioners, policy-makers and researchers about innovative methods of conflict resolution, promotion of the development of effective restorative justice policies, services and legislation in Bulgaria. ICR does research on new forms of conflict resolution; disseminates information about restorative justice among all interested groups; supports public education aimed at increasing awareness about issues for victims, offenders and the community; promotes exchange of ideas and mutual help.|