In March 2019 a new report “Strengthening victims’ rights: from compensation to reparation,” written by Joëlle Milquet, Special Adviser to President Juncker on compensation for victims of crime was launched. The report shows that victims often have difficulty accessing justice and receiving compensation due to a lack of information, insufficient support, overly-restrictive eligibility criteria or procedural hurdles. For persons who become victims of crime when travelling to another EU country, it can be even more difficult to receive compensation. The report takes stock of best practices in terms of protection of victims’ rights at national and EU level. It also proposes 41 recommendations on how to improve the protection of these rights, as well as victims’ access to justice and compensation.
June 23, 2019