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The first eBook of the FAIRCOM Project investigates the availability of State and Offender Compensation for victims of sexual violence in the following EU Member States Greece, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands and Spain. This project, funded by the EU, was established to promote an efficient...

On June 24, the European Commission published its EU Strategy on Victims’ Rights (2020-2025) and promoting five key priorities: (i)              effective communication with victims and a safe environment for victims to report crime; (ii)            improving support and protection to the most vulnerable victims; (iii)           facilitating victims’ access to...

The Commission announced on February 22, 2020, in light of the European Day for Victims of Crime, a new Commission strategy for victim's rights (2020-2024) to be published by summer 2020. According to the Commission's statement, 75 million people fall victim to crime every...

This article published in March in the Journal of Human Trafficking examines the access to compensation for trafficked persons in Canada. It discusses the advantages and limitations as well as the interplay of four compensation mechanisms: restitution as a part of a criminal process, compensation...

At the beginning of April, the Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) published its 9th annual report on its activities covering the period of 2019. Access to remedies including compensation is one of the issues addressed in this report, and...

The International Labour Organisation has just published a report called "World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2020", wherein it analyses the situation of work worldwide in 2019 to foresee the challenges of 2020. The research shows we have significant obstacles to overcome, such as lower...

For the European Day against Trafficking in Human Beings, 18 October, La Strada International members and its partners sent a letter to European elected representatives and governments (including the Members of the European Parliament, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, etc.) to ask them to commit to...

Project VOCIARE: Victims of Crime Implementation Analysis of Rights in Europe aimed at studying the practical implementation of the Victims’ Directive at the national level, and to assess whether its implementation has been contributing to this priority. The present Synthesis Report compiles information from a total...

Victim Support Europe published a report that analyses European Member States’ abilities to provide victim-centric compensation schemes that are fair and appropriate. Victim support organisations and other stakeholders have provided essential evidence of the inner workings of national compensation schemes, their good practices, recommendations for...