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Supporting crime victims Evaluation of the EU Victims’ Rights Directive December 2020 – overview from PEOPIL

December 2020 – overview from PEOPIL

Right to a decision on compensation from the offender in the course of criminal proceedings

1.  PEOPIL (

PEOPIL, as a leading European organisation of personal injury lawyers and academics, is devoted to the study of European law and to the development of full and fair redress for, and protection of, victims without any frontiers between European jurisdictions.

2. The Victims’ Rights Directive & the right to a decision on compensation from the offender in the course of criminal proceedings.

The Victims’ Rights Directive (Directive 2012/29/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA) aims to ensure that victims of crime receive appropriate information, support and protection and can participate in criminal proceedings.

As part of the EU strategy on victims’ rights, the initiative here addressed by PEOPIL will evaluate the Directive to assess to what extent it has achieved its objectives in terms of its implementation and practical application in EU countries.

Documenttype Position paper
Author Marco Bona et al
Year of publication 2020
Language English