Cross-border victimisation

Cross-border victimisation

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Summary

On 25 October 2012 an European directive on victims’ rights within the European Union (EU) was adopted. The purpose of this directive is to establish minimum standards on the rights of victims of crime within all 28 EU Member States.
Apart from specifically defined victim groups (children, victims of terrorism, disabled persons and surviving relatives) three types of victims can be distinguished for whom the Netherlands bears responsibility:

  1. Dutch nationals who have fallen victim to a criminal offence abroad and have returned to the Netherlands, or their surviving relative(s) (victim type A);
  2. NonDutch nationals who have fallen victim to a criminal offence in the Netherlands either during a tourist visit or during their stay in connection with work, education, et cetera (victim type B);
  3. NonDutch nationals who have fallen victim to a criminal offence abroad for which the offender is prosecuted in the Netherlands, for example because the offender lives in the Netherlands (victim type C).

The research study focuses on the following question: What are the nature and extent of cross-border victimisation for which the Netherlands bears responsibility and what are the specific problems and needs, if any, of victims in cross-border cases?

Publication data

Author(s):
Wijk, A. van, Ham, T. van, Hardeman, M.
Organization(s):
Bureau Beke , WODC
Place of publication:
Arnhem
Publisher:
Bureau Beke
Year of publication:
2015
ISBN:
978-94-92255-03-7

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