Last week, European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) organised an outstanding training ‘Victim’s Rights in the EU in practice: violence against women and children’ held in Stockholm, Sweden. The training was attended by dozens of judges, prosecutors and court staff from around the EU.
VSE Deputy Director Aleksandra Ivankovic took part in the event by providing a training session on the role of VSE and its members in supporting women and children victims of crimes. Aleksandra talked about the VSE’s recently launched policy paper ‘National Framework for comprehensive victim support’, ‘Facility Dogs’ and about how to ensure that victims’ needs are addressed in criminal proceedings.
It was encouraging to know that all participants found the training would improve their performance in the future. However, what’s more important is to ensure that all judges and prosecutors in the EU get similar training to make victims’ rights a reality for all European victims.