Stronger Protection of Victims’ Rights in Lithuania Needed

August 6, 2015

Every year, around 50 thousand people in Lithuania become victims of crime. 2014 research shows that victims lack information on their rights, legal advice, psychological and emotional support.

HRMI has recently submitted to the Lithuanian Government recommendations to ensure effective transposition of EU Victims’ Rights Directive to the national legal system.

The Directive establishes minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime by ensuring that persons who have fallen victim of crime are recognised, treated with respect and receive proper protection, support and access to justice.

Read our recommendations (in Lithuanian).

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