Dr. Paulo Antonio de Carvalho, Judge of Itaúna Town, in Minas Gerais State, Brazil, and Dr. Valdeci Antônio Ferreira, who is the Executive Director of FBAC, took place at the IV International Seminary in Trujillo, Peru, with the theme “Restorative Justice, secure way for pacific living and the APAC Method, humanization of the prison.”
The aim of the seminary was to enhance the observance of the human rights with the restorative focus and promotion of the process of humanization and rehabilitation in the prisons.
The seminary received many authorities, lawyers, representatives of the prison pastoral, congressmen and public workers.
Dr. Paulo and Valdeci explained about the beginning of the APAC methodology, its expansion and repercussion in Brazil and in the world, its finality and the restorative justice as a new paradigm of social inclusion. Valdeci also gave details about the steps for the process concerning the implementation of one APAC prison.
Certainly, the experience of the APACs in Brazil will inspire many other countries so that the can start this methodology, which is not ready and finished, but it has showed itself as efficient, either for the humanization of the penalty and rehabilitation of the convicted, either for the protection of society or help to the victims.
The FBAC participated of this international event with humility, without the pretention of been owner of the solution for all prison problems, but with a lot of hope that all countries will humanize their prisons and incentive the human rights of everyone.