EU Strategy on victims’ rights (2020-2025)

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Series Details COM (2020) 258
Publication Date 24/06/2020
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Summary:

Communication published by the European Commission on 24 June 2020, which sets out the European Union's first ever Strategy on victims' rights.

Further information:

This first EU Strategy on victims’ rights frames the Commission’s work for the period 2020-2025. The strategy sets a number of actions, focusing on two main objectives: first, to empower victims to report crime, claim compensation and ultimately recover from consequences of crime; second, to work together with all relevant actors for victims' rights.

Despite the existence of several legal acts concerning victims' rights - such as Directive 2012/29/EU, also known as Victims' Rights Directive - a number of reports showed that victims of crime still could not fully rely on their rights in the European Union (EU). Therefore, the starting point was set towards a better application of existing rules in practice. Where appropriate, the Commission set out to table proposals aimed at further strengthening those rules.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=COM:2020:258:FIN
Alternative sources
  • https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/law/2_en_act_part1_v10.pdf
Related Link(s)
Commentary and Analysis
EUCRIM: News, 04/05/2020: Commission Announces New Victims’ Rights Strategy https://eucrim.eu/news/commission-announces-new-victims-rights-strategy/

Official
European Parliament: Legislative Train Schedule: EU Strategy for Victims' Rights https://www.europarl.europa.eu/legislative-train/theme-a-new-push-for-european-democracy/file-eu-strategy-for-victims%E2%80%99-rights/05-2020
European Commission: Press Release, 24/06/2020: Victims' Rights: New Strategy to empower victims https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1168
European Commission: Questions & Answers – Victims' Rights: New Strategy to empower victims (24 June 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/qanda_20_1169

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