Presentation on theme: "JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS IN EUROPE David McKenna President Victim Support Europe Fehér Gyűrű International Conference Budapest May 2014."— Presentation transcript:
JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS IN EUROPE David McKenna President Victim Support Europe Fehér Gyűrű International Conference Budapest May 2014
Congratulations! Fehér Gyűrű Important Service Provider Hungarian Government Victims Unit Partnership for Victims important White Ring in Europe important But still much more to be done
EUROPEAN UNION ACTION Victims Directive 16 November 2015 European Protection Orders (civil & criminal) Hungarian Presidency Budapest Road Map EC DG Justice Victims Key 2014 Workplan EC DG Equalities Victims VAW 2014 Workplan EC Operating and Actions grants continue DG Justice Guidance Implementation Docu.
Victim Support Europe Action Manifesto for EU 2014 Elections Victims in the new Athens/Rome Programme EU wide Crime and Victimisation Survey Support for newly developing victim supports Support for established victim supports EU Parliamentary Hearings Partnerships with EU Justice Agencies
VSE Manifesto 1. Full Implementation of Directive 2. Access to victim support EU Wide 3. Independent victim support 4. Properly funded victim services 5. Individual assessment for all victims 6. Cross Border referral and support 7. European Body to Co-ordinate victim support 8. New Procedural Rights for victim s
From Rome? VSE Manifesto 2014 Procedural rights for victims To be informed at every point To be consulted on all key decisions To have their views taken into account To provide information
From Rome? VSE Manifesto 2014 cont…. Victims Rights as Witnesses ….all witnesses..? To water, to regulated breaks, to be heard To give evidence sitting down To give evidence first or early in the court To be informed of the outcome of the case Much more to come………