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A group of workers in Romania have received their full wages which were withheld during the pandemic. This follows an intense media campaign, launched by the Clean Clothes Campaign, which went viral and put international pressure on brands to take responsibility throughout their supply chains....

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. Ahead of the event, Commissioner Reynders said: “Today is an important moment in our work to protect...

Justice at Last has joined the One Voice One Cause campaign launched by Victim Support Europe (VSE). This campaign calls for EU and national authorities to increase awareness of victims’ rights, galvanise advocacy efforts, and share knowledge and initiatives to close the existing gaps. The campaign...

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...

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...

On Monday and Tuesday 27 – 28 of May 2019, La Strada International organised an international exchange seminar for around 80 participants including national governmental actors, (legal), professionals, NGOs and social workers to discuss access to compensation for victims of crime. The seminar was opened...