Victims’ Rights

The most up-to-date and relevant documents, press releases, academic comment, legislation, and case-law have been collated and organised here in this fully-searchable central storage space. Here you can get an overall sense of the information available in the area of victims' rights or quickly find a specific document.

Official EU Documents

The Proposal for a European Union Directive on the Victim's Directive, is currently at the final stages of negotiations between the European Union institutions (Commission, Council and Parliament). Please see below for the various versions of the proposal.

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime

(COM(2011) 275 final)

Communication: Strengthening victims' rights in the EU

(COM(2011) 274 final)

Impact assessment accompanying the Communication

(SEC(2011) 580 final)

Executive summary of the impact assessment

(SEC(2011) 581 final)

JUSTICIA European Rights Network