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A new report by ATLEU has shown the lengthy waiting times for survivors of slavery to receive compensation in the UK. This new report reveals that nearly half of the survey respondents had the experience of survivors waiting two to three years to receive compensation....

In June, the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) published the first series of reports in the third monitoring round on Austria, the Slovak Republic and Cyprus. The reports provide an analysis of access to justice and...

On June 17th, the European Council committed to scale-up financial investigations to fight serious and organised crime and called upon the Commission to consider measures related to strengthening the legal framework, improve management of assets recovery and interconnect national centralised bank account registries, which would...

From November 25 to 27, legal practitioners from Peru took part in an online training on guaranteeing adequate compensation claims through civil procedures for victims of trafficking. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) organised the training and 63 Judges, 22 prosecutors and 9 public defenders participated....

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...