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Conference "Putting victims’ rights into practice. How to implement EU directive on victims’ rights"


22 Nov 2012


EU Priorities 2020



Putting victims’ rights into practice 

How to implement EU directive on victims’ rights

26th November 2012

14h – 17h45

European Parliament, Room ASP1G2, Rue Wiertz, 60, B - 1047 Brussels

Victim Support Europe’s conference “Putting victims’ rights into practice” will focus on the practical implementation of the EU Directive establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime. It will include presentations from representatives of the European Commission, European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. The event will also identify European best practice and input from national Member States’ perspective in

relation to key rights, such as victims’ right to protection, right to information, right to individual assessment and right to support.

This is a chance for Members of the European Parliament, criminal justice agencies, national representatives, lawyers, practitioners and academics to learn more about the new EU Directive and how it can be implemented in practice to ensure victims of crime are able to access their new stronger rights across Europe. In addition to information regarding the European Directive itself, the conference will provide information regarding legislative steps taken nationally to strengthen

the rights given to victims in the EU.


It will also be the opportunity for MEPs to informally launch a written declaration on coordination and assistance in the implementation of the EU Directive Establishing Minimum Standards on the Rights, Support and Protection of Victims of crime.


Sponsored by MEP Alyn Smith 

Supported by Members of the European Parliament and Victim Support Europe 

Co-funded by the Criminal Justice Programme of the European Union 

Victim Support Europe’s main mission is to strengthen the rights and services for all victims of crime in Europe. The organisation aims to ensure that every victim in Europe is able to access information and support services in the aftermath of crime, regardless of where the victim lives or where the crime took place. Victim Support Europe also works to ensure that victims are respected, have access to strong rights and are able to make their voice heard throughout the criminal justice process.

Victim Support Europe is an umbrella organisation which currently counts with 28 national and regional victim support organisations throughout Europe.

Contact to Victim Support Europe:

+32 22310112 | |