Extracts from the press conference by Viviane Reding on the adoption of a package of measures to reinforce the rights of victims in Europe

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-069937   Duration: 00:02:34  Lieu:
End production: 18/05/2011   First transmission: 18/05/2011
On 18/05/2011, Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, held a press conference on the adoption of a package of measures to reinforce the rights of victims in Europe. Indeed, the European Commission was proposing a package of measures to ensure a minimum level of rights, support and protection for victims across the EU, no matter where they came from or live. Since the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, the EU had an explicit competence to legislate on the rights of victims of crime.

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00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Arrival of Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship 00:00:09
00:00:14 SOUNDBITE (in ENGLISH) by Viviane Reding: we propose a directive which will provide minimum standards for victims of crime everywhere in Europe. They include ensuring respect protection during investigations and trials, and providing clear information. People in the justice system will have to give special attention and support to the vulnerable victims, I am speaking about children among others, and I am speaking about the victims of domestic violence. 00:00:39
00:00:54 Cutaway of the press room 00:00:06
00:01:00 SOUNDBITE (in ENGLISH) by Viviane Reding: this directive will ensure that victims of crime will be treated with respect and sensitivity, that the justice they want to see is served; that they will be informed; that they are treated properly, that they will be also informed about what is happening; that they will be told about the date of a trial and get the money back for travel fees; and that they have interpretation and translation during the proceedings. 00:00:35
00:01:36 Cutaway of the press room 00:00:04
00:01:41 SOUNDBITE (in ENGLISH) by Viviane Reding: in the package there is also a regulation on the protection border, because victims should be protected across the border, so that they feel safe wherever they decide to go in the EU, not only in the Member State they are from and where a protection order has been issued, but also in the neighbouring Member States. In a new regulation, the Commission will ensure that this order is recognised in all Member States, so that the victim can be protected when crossing a border. 00:00:44
00:02:25 Cutaway of the press room 00:00:08
00:02:34 General view of the press room 00:00:06
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