Criminal Justice Platform Europe
International Perspectives on the implementation of the EU’s Directive on Victims
Barcelona 13th May 2014
On 25 October 2012, the European Directive 2012/29/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime was adopted. All Member States are required to comply with this Directive by 16 November 2016: this is a challenging task shared by governments and administrations as well as civil society and citizens.
CJPE organized this seminar to assess the current situation for victims of crime in different jurisdictions and to identify what are the following steps to take in order to make sure that the Directive will be implemented, considering the role of the different criminal justice agencies.
CJPE wants to approach the Directive from three different views: prisons, probation and restorative justice. Among the other speakers, Katrien Lauwaert, the project coordinator of the European co-funded project “Desistance and Restorative Justice: mechanisms for desisting from crime within restorative justice practices“, will present a paper on the the practical application of the Directive from a restorative justice perspective.
More detailed information on this seminar can be found here.
If you could not attend this seminar, the videos are now accessible through the following link.