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Victims of crime

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If you have fallen victim to a crime, you have a number of rights.  This can be within the proceedings against the offender (criminal proceedings) or with regard to compensation, protection and assistance. These rights differ among the different Member States of the European Union (EU).


Victims of crime

In recent years, the situation of victims of crime and the protection of their rights has received increased attention both on the level of the European Union (EU) and of its Member States. Via this page of the Portal, you can find information both on EU and Member State law.

Please consult relevant subpages to find more information on:


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Last update: 31/05/2013