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EU Directive: Establishing Minimum Standards on the Rights, Support and Protection of Victims of Crime

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The restorative justice guide to this Directive is available here.

This new Directive 2012/29/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of Europe is part of a legislative package which aims at strengthening the rights of victims in the EU and which also includes the following two other elements: a communication on strengthening victims' rights in the EU and a proposal for a Regulation on mutual recognition of protection measures in civil matters. The Directive is replacing the Council Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA on the standing of victims in criminal proceedings, and sets out minimum rights for victims.

The European Commission press release can be found here.

This document was retreaved from Official Journal of the European Union. © European Union,

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