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11-01-2018 - Victim's Rights – LIBE-FEMM Joint hearing

LIBE FEMM 08-01-2018 - 16:07
A pen on a paper checking the box stating "Are you a victim?"

The Directive establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime ensures that persons who have fallen victim of crime are recognised, treated with respect and receive proper support and access to justice. The Directive takes into account the gender perspective and the specific needs of specific groups of victims.

LIBE and FEMM committees are working on a draft report that will assess the implementation of the Directive in order to analyse to which extent it brings real change for victims and to propose recommendations for a more effective support of victims. The joint hearing, that will count with the participation of victims, researchers, academics, and organisations supporting victims, will bring valuable input to the draft report.

Location : JAN 2Q2