|Author (Corporate)||European Commission|
|Series Details||COM (2020) 258|
Communication published by the European Commission on 24 June 2020, which sets out the European Union's first ever Strategy on victims' rights.
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.
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|