The EPO Directive

The EPO Directive – Directive 2011/99/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 2011 on the European protection order

This Directive sets out rules allowing a judicial or equivalent authority in a Member State, in which a protection measure has been adopted with a view to protecting a person against a criminal act by another person which may endanger his life, physical or psychological integrity, dignity, personal liberty or sexual integrity, to issue a European protection order enabling a competent authority in another Member State to continue the protection of the person in the territory of that other Member State, following criminal conduct, or alleged criminal conduct, in accordance with the national law of the issuing State.

Institution: Council of Europe
Type of document: Agreement
Year: 2019
Topic: Victims' rights
Type of victim: All victims of crime, Victims of violence, Vulnerable victims