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THE RIGHTS
OF VICTMS OF CRIME
Victims of crime are recognised to have a set of rights which they can exercise in order to meet their needs and defend their interests and expectations.

These rights are set out not just in national laws but also in international legal instruments
, such as the European Union Directive establishing minimum standards on the rights, support, and protection of victims of crime.
To read this Directive, click here. – pdf

Here you can get to know these rights better and learn how they can be put into practice.
If any of these rights are not respected, the victim should report this to the authority responsible for ensuring compliance with the infringed right.

APAVcan help you exercise some of these rights by providing information and explanations and guiding you through any procedures with the authorities.
However, please note that APAV does not represent crime victims in criminal proceedings.