New rights for victims of crime in Europe
In 2001 the Council of Ministers of the European Union agreed the Framework Decision on the standing of victims in criminal proceedings. This Framework Decision is groundbreaking in that it sets out minimum standards for the treatment of victims of crime (and their families) that will apply throughout the EU. These standards will have a particular impact for those travelling abroad, ensuring that help and support is available.
Members of Victim Support in England, Wales & Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland have been closely involved in these developments and we were delighted when the Framework Decision was formally adopted by the European Union in March 2001. New rights for victims of crime, published on 24 June 2019, is our response to the recommendations of the Framework Decision.
The following resources are available on this website:
- Full report (pdf)
- Full report (html)
- New rights for victims of crime
- Addressing unequal treatment across Europe
- What the UK and Ireland have to learn
- Financial compensation from the state
- The vital contribution of Victim Support
- The future
For more information please contact:
England, Wales & Northern Ireland
National Office: Cranmer House, 39 Brixton Road
London SW9 6DZ
Telephone: 020 7735 9166 Fax: 020 7582 5712
Republic of Ireland
National Office: Haliday House, 32 Arran Quay
Telephone: 01 8780870 Fax: 01 8780944
National Office: 15/23 Hardwell Close
Edinburgh EH8 9RX
Telephone: 0131 668 4486 Fax: 0131 662 5400
Other European services
Below is a list of websites of other services for victims of crime in Europe. These organisations are members of the European Forum for Victim Services. The list is not comprehensive as not all members of the European Forum have websites yet.
Company number: 2158780 Registered in England. Limited by guarantee.
Registered charity number: 298028.