Revision of victims' rights directive

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Parecer de secção do CESE: Revision of victims' rights directive

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The victims’ rights directive lays down a set of rights for all victims of all crimes and imposes corresponding obligations on Member States. It states that all victims of crime and their family members are to be recognised and treated in a respectful and non-discriminatory manner based on an individual approach tailored to the victim’s needs. However, there have been numerous concerns about how the directive has been implemented by Member States, particularly the case for victims’ access to information, to support and to protection in accordance with their individual needs. Victims should be able to take a more active role in the criminal proceedings and have easier access to compensation.