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European Day for Victims of Crime

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Today, Monday 22 February marks the European Day for Victims of Crime. Every year, 75 million people fall victim to crime across the European Union. New rules that apply across the EU since November 2016 guarantee that people who fall victim to crime in the EU benefit from [link]http://ec.europa.eu/justice/criminal/victims/rights/index_en.htm(a minimum set of rights)[/link].

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Right to a fair trial: New rules to guarantee presumption of innocence

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Ministers from the EU Member States have adopted new rules that will guarantee the presumption of innocence of anyone accused or suspected of a crime by the police or justice authorities. The Directive also ensures that everyone benefits from the right to be present at their trial.

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