Protecting Victims: EU competences and mechanisms for safeguards

This paper was presented at a symposium ‘Legal perspectives on the victim’ held to launch the Centre for Conflicts, Rights and Justice at Nottingham Trent University on 19th December 2012. The paper considers recent efforts in the EU to improve the position of victims in the criminal justice system through the adoption of a directive establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime. The directive must be implemented in the UK by 16 November 2015.

JUSTICE Briefing – Protecting Victims – December 2012