Victims Of Crime Model Provisions Paper – VSE’s vision for a revised victims’ rights directive

Every year, around 75 million EU citizens, residents and visitors fall victim to serious crime in the European Union. Since the EU Victims’ Directive came into force, 750 million victims have been unable to fully access their European rights. We cannot afford to wait another ten years for improvements to be implemented and leave another 750 million victims without support, protection, and justice.  

VSE has long advocated for a revision of the VRD that establishes a strong foundation for the rights of all victims of crime, without exception. The Victims of Crime Model Provisions Paper presents VSE’s vision for a revised Victims’ Rights Directive.   

We hope this paper will support the EU Commission, Members of the European Parliament, States of the EU, Civil Society, and victims themselves, in their review of the EU Victims’ Rights Directive to ensure that meaningful and impactful laws for victims are adopted.

Type of publication: Advocacy
Year: 2023