Visit of Maggie Hughes, British Campaigner for victims' rights, to Viviane Reding: extracts from the joint press statements

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-069939   Duration: 00:01:39  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, and Maggie Hughes, British Campaigner for victims' rights, held joint press statements after the Vice-President presented the EC proposals to strengthen the rights of crime 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 Cutaways of Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, being interviewed (2 shots) 00:00:05
00:00:10 SOUNDBITE (in ENGLISH) by Viviane Reding: there will be a directive which will be then applicable in all Member States with basic minimum rights: how a victim will be treated, how its specific needs will be taken into consideration, how a victim will be informed about what is happening in the court case, how it will be informed about the possibilities to call for help, most of all when the victim is in a neighbouring country. All this will start from now on to be discussed between the Council and the European Parliament and hopefully tomorrow, in Europe the humanitarian point of view will prevail and no victims will feel that she or he will be left alone, and not considered with the specific needs. 00:00:56
00:01:06 Cutaway of Vivane Reding being interviewed 00:00:03
00:01:10 SOUNDBITE (in ENGLISH) by Maggie Hughes, British campaigner for victims' rights: in our case because my son was a victim of crime abroad. We couldn't tap into that because he was abroad and we were in England. They would only deal with England and Wales, this is what we are saying: we need to open up these doors and make sure that anybody wherever you are, can tap into make you feel comfortable. So in that case, our family would have been comfortable talking to people in England in our own language, to say we need help, what can you do for us. 00:00:28
00:01:39 Cutaway of Vivane Reding being interviewed 00:00:03
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