EP Calls for Strict Implementation of Victims’ Protection Directive
On 30 May 2018, the plenary of the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the implementation of Directive 2012/29/EU establishing minimum standards on the rights, support, and protection of victims of crime.
The resolution was prepared by the EP Committee on Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and the EP Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM).
The EP, inter alia, criticises the European Commission for not having yet tabled an implementation report on the Victims’ Protection Directive and calls on seven EU Member States to implement the obligations of the Directive.
The Resolution includes a series of recommendations relating to the following aspects:
- Individual victim assessments;
- Victim support services;
- Cross-border dimension;
- Procedural rights;
- Institutional perspective.
The Resolution shows that implementation of EU legislation on victims’ protection is still widely neglected by EU Member States.