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

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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.

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EUCRIM: News, 04/05/2020: Commission Announces New Victims’ Rights Strategy

European Parliament: Legislative Train Schedule: EU Strategy for Victims' Rights
European Commission: Press Release, 24/06/2020: Victims' Rights: New Strategy to empower victims
European Commission: Questions & Answers – Victims' Rights: New Strategy to empower victims (24 June 2020)

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