Victims' rights in the EU

Legal and policy framework on victims’ rights.

Right to compensation

The EU has put in place legislation that facilitates victims access to compensation.

Protection in other EU countries

The EU rules on mutual recognition of protection measures in criminal and civil matters.

EU Strategy on victims’ rights (2020-2025)

The European Commission adopted on 24 June 2020 its first-ever EU strategy on victims' rights (2020-2025).

EC Coordinator for victims’ rights

The role and mandate of the Coordinator for victims’ rights and her team.

Victims’ Rights Platform

The Victims’ Rights Platform ensures a horizontal approach to victims’ rights.

EU Centre of Expertise for Victims of Terrorism

EU Centre offers expertise, guidance and support to national authorities and victim support organisations on victims of terrorism.