Results and recommendations of the ARVID project

By October 22, 2021 News

The Croatian Law Centre shared a Compendium of the results and recommendations of the ARVID (Advancing Access to Rights under Victims’ Directive for Persons with Disabilities) project.

The ARVID project aimed to research the level of participation of persons with disabilities as victims and witnesses in criminal proceedings in Croatia and Slovenia, as well as potential problems limiting their full participation.

The Compendium of project material contains all major outcomes, including:

  • Research reports (national and comparative) with recommendations (national and joint)
  • Summary of discussions with stakeholders on project recommendations that were held at roundtable / advocacy meetings
  • information materials for persons with disabilities
  • educational/training materials for stakeholders in the justice system and for civil society organizations representing persons with disabilities and other stakeholders supporting victims in the justice system

Please find the Compendium here. Kindly note that all materials are translated to English.

The results and recommendations were presented at the project’s closing conference – “Advancing Access to Rights under Victims’ Directive for Persons with Disabilities: recommendations and their implementation” held on 25 September 2021. Please find a brief summary of the conference here.

The ARVID project was financed by the European Union under the Justice Programme, and was implemented in Croatia and Slovenia. The project coordinator was the Croatian Law Centre; Croatian partners were the Ministry of Justice and Public Administration, the Ombudswoman for Persons with Disabilities and the NGO Victim and Witness Support Service Croatia, while Slovenian partners were NGOs Peace Institute and ALTRA.