Publications

  • Council Directive relating to compensation to victims of crime

    Knowledge exchange 11 Dec, 2012

  • VSE Constitution

    Knowledge exchange, Policy 26 Nov, 2012

  • Social Rights of Victims

    The Social Rights of Victims of Crime

    In this document, The European Forum for Victims Services sets out the social rights of victims of crime, namely:
    – recognition by society;
    – information;
    – access to health care services;
    – income;
    – home security;
    – employment;
    – education;
    – compensation;
    – victim support services;
    – protection of privacy.

    Policy 25 Sep, 2012

  • Roadmap

    Resolution of the Council of 10 June 2011 on a Roadmap for strengthening the rights and protection of victims, in particular in criminal proceedings

    Policy 25 Sep, 2012

  • Minimum Rights for Victims of Crime in Europe

    Minimum rights for victims of crime in Europe

    People who suffer a crime in the European Union are entitled to certain rights.

    In this leaflet compiled by the Victim Support Europe you can find a minimum of rights and services that should be granted and provided to all victims of crime, namely:
    – right to respect and recognition;
    – right to an effective remedy;
    – right to information;
    – right to specialist victim support services;
    – right to compensation;
    – right to protection;
    – right to services in accordance to needs;
    – right to participation;
    – right as a witness;
    – right to reimbursement of expenses.

    Policy 25 Sep, 2012

  • Statement on the Position of the Victim within the Process of Mediation

    Statement on the position of the Victim within the process of Mediation

    With the considerable growth in restorative justice practice, many more victims are now being approached to be directly involved with the offender.
    The objective of this paper is to ensure that the interests of victims are always met and protected.

    Victims of crime have the right to:
    – have their status as victims recognised by society and their position protected;
    – full information about the process and the potential outcomes as well as information about the procedures for supervising the implementation of any agreement reached during mediation;
    – information on where they can obtain independent service;
    – equal access to legal advice before, during and after the process which should be included within the provisions of free legal aid;
    – a choice weather to meet with the offender or to mediate via the mediator.

    Policy 25 Sep, 2012

  • Statement on Victims’ Rights to Standards of Service

    Statement of victims’ rights to standards of service

    This statement of the European Forum for Victims Services sets out the minimum standards that member organisations commit to apply in their provision of services to victims of crime, namely:
    – equal access;
    – selection and training (of paid and voluntary personnel);
    – free services;
    – confidentiality;
    – autonomy;
    – independence.

    Policy 25 Sep, 2012

  • Statement on Rights of Victims in the Process of Criminal Justice

    Statement of Victim’s Rights in the process of criminal Justice

    In this document, the European Forum for Victims Services sets out the following rights to victims of crime in the criminal justice system:
    – respect and recognition;
    – right to receive information;
    – right to provide information;
    – legal advice;
    – protection;
    – compensation.

    Policy 25 Sep, 2012

  • Guideline ‘Dealing with the Media’

    Guideline ‘Dealing with the media’ – European Forum for Victim Services – May 2007

    Policy 25 Sep, 2012

  • Victim of Crime in another EU country?

    Knowledge exchange 25 Sep, 2012

  • Newsletter July 12 EU Directive

    Newsletter 24 Sep, 2012

  • Newsletter June 2012

    Newsletter 24 Sep, 2012