In relation to Council Directive 2004/80/EC of 29 April 2004 relating to compensation to crime victims (OJ L 261, 6.8.2004, p. 15), the Slovenian Parliament adopted the Crime Victims Compensation Act (PDF File 227 KB) (Zakon o odškodnini žrtvam kaznivih dejanj – ZOZKD, Uradni list RS (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia) Nos 101/05 and 86/10, hereafter: the Act).
The Act entered into force 12.11.2005 and started to apply 1.1.2006. In 2010 the Act Amending the Crime Victims Compensation Act (Zakon o spremembah in dopolnitvah Zakona o odškodnini žrtvam kaznivih dejanj - ZOZKD-A, Uradni list RS, No 86/2010 ) was adopted, which entered into force 3.11.2010 and started to apply 1.1.2011.
The Act regulates the right to compensation to victims of violent intentional crime and their dependants, the respective claiming proceedings and the authorities that make decisions and participate in the decision-making proceedings on the respective rights (Article 1, Para 1). In addition, it includes the provisions regulating the competent authorities and the proceedings applied to cross-border situations (Article 1, Para 2).
NATIONAL SCHEMES ON COMPENSATION
National scheme on compensation to Crime Victims is regulated by the Crime Victims Compensation Act.