Victims’ Rights

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Stockholm Programme

Victim’s Directive


EU Legislation

The Directive on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime was adopted in 25 October 2012 by the European Parliament and the Council of European Union to ensure that victims of crime receive appropriate information, support and protection.

Directive 2012/29/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA

  • Author: European Parliament and the Council of the European Union
  • Document Number: 2012/29/EU
  • Document Date: Thu, October 25, 2012
  • File: Download File

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