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Victims in Europe

This project which ran from 2007 to 2009, assessed the implementation of the Framework-Decision of March 15th, 2011 on the standing of victims in legal proceedings from the European Council, in each of the 27 Member-States of the European Union.

Under this Project, a comparative analysis of the “first legally binding instrument” of international application on victims’ rights in the 27 Member-States was carried out.

The reports can be found here:

The project was promoted by the Portuguese Association for Victim Support (APAV) in partnership with:

  • Portuguese Ministry of Justice
  • Victim Support Europe
  • INTERVICT (Netherlands)
  • Weisser Ring (Germany)
  • Bíly Kruh Bezpecí (Czech Republic)
  • Victim Support Malta (Malta)
  • Fehér Gyuru Közhasznu Egyesület (Hungary)
  • Victim Support Scotland (Scotland)
  • Brottsofferjourernas Riksförbund (Sweden)
  • Victim Support Northern Ireland (Northern Ireland)
  • Steunpunt Algeemen Welzijnswerk (Belgium)
  • Pomoc Obetiam Násilia (Slovakia)
  • Weisser Ring Austria (Austria);
  • Supporting Victims of Crime and Combating Corruption Foundation (Bulgaria)
  • INAVEM (France)
  • Slachtofferhulp Nederland (Netherlands)
  • Victim Support England & Wales (England)
  • Victimology Society of Serbia (Serbia).

The project was co-financed by the European Commission under the Criminal Justice Programme – Directorate General Justice, Freedom and Security

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DISCLAIMER: The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of Victim Support Europe and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union.

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