Katarzyna Janicka-Pawlowska appointed as the first EU coordinator for victims’ rights

1 Oct, 2020

On the 22nd September, at a high-level video conference, the Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders introduced the Commission’s newly appointed Coordinator for Victims’ Rights – Katarzyna Janicka-Pawlowska.

With the first-ever EU Victims’ Rights strategy, the new EU-wide Victims’ Rights Platform and the Coordinator for Victims’ Rights, the Commission has shown clear commitment to carry this important work on.

We welcome the EU Coordinator Mrs. Janicka-Pawlowska, and we look forward to our cooperation going forward.

“Over the years, Mrs. Janicka-Pawlowska has played a key role in putting victims’ rights at the heart of the EU political agenda. She will work as an active promoter of victims’ rights and serve as the focal contact with other institutions and organisations involved in EU policy and victims’ rights, as well as key civil society organisations, improving victims’ lives both within the EU and in its relations with the outside world,” said Levent Altan, Executive Director of Victim Support Europe.

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Background

In June, the Commission adopted the first EU Strategy on Victims’ Rights. This Strategy aims to ensure that victims of crime can access their rights in all EU Member States. Most notably, access to compensation is a major focus of the new Strategy. This new Victims’ Rights platform is an important deliverable following the adoption of the Strategy.

In light of this, LSI has joined the One Voice One Cause campaign launched by Victim Support Europe (VSE) in order to ensure that the new Strategy creates change on the ground by increasing awareness of victims’ rights.