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VSE Publications

Below you can find VSE's publications. VSE also has a knowledge database of over 800 publically accessible documents relating to victims of crime, which is fully searchable and filtered. Access is available to members of VSE. Click here, if you are interested in becoming a member and supporting victims around the world.

  • Council Directive relating to compensation to victims of crime

    Type of publication: Policy and Research
    Year: 2012
  • VSE Constitution

    Type of publication: Policy and Research
    Year: 2012
  • Social Rights of Victims

    The Social Rights of Victims of Crime In this document, The European Forum for Victims Services sets out the social...
    Type of publication: Reports
    Year: 2012
  • Roadmap

    Resolution of the Council of 10 June 2011 on a Roadmap for strengthening the rights and protection of victims, in particular in criminal proceedings
    Type of publication: Policy and Research
    Year: 2012
  • Minimum Rights for Victims of Crime in Europe

    Minimum rights for victims of crime in Europe People who suffer a crime in the European Union are entitled to certain rights. In this leaflet compiled by the Victim Support Europe you can find a minimum of rights and services that should be granted and provided to all victims of crime, namely: - right to respect and recognition; - right to an effective remedy; - right to information; - right to specialist victim support services; - right to compensation; - right to protection; - right to services in accordance to needs; - right to participation; - right as a witness; - right to reimbursement of expenses.
    Type of publication: Reports
    Year: 2012
  • Statement on the Position of the Victim within the Process of Mediation

    Statement on the position of the Victim within the process of Mediation With the considerable growth in restorative justice practice, many more victims are now being approached to be directly involved with the offender. The objective of this paper is to ensure that the interests of victims are always met and protected. Victims of crime have the right to: - have their status as victims recognised by society and their position protected; - full information about the process and the potential outcomes as well as information about the procedures for supervising the implementation of any agreement reached during mediation; - information on where they can obtain independent service; - equal access to legal advice before, during and after the process which should be included within the provisions of free legal aid; - a choice weather to meet with the offender or to mediate via the mediator.
    Type of publication: Policy and Research
    Year: 2012
  • Statement on Victims’ Rights to Standards of Service

    Statement of victims’ rights to standards of service This statement of the European Forum for Victims Services sets out the minimum standards that member organisations commit to apply in their provision of services to victims of crime, namely: - equal access; - selection and training (of paid and voluntary personnel); - free services; - confidentiality; - autonomy; - independence.
    Type of publication: Policy and Research
    Year: 2012
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