Source: (2000) In, Hiroshi Iitsuka and Rebecca Findlay-Debeck, eds., Resource Material Series No. 56. Tokyo: United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders. Pp. 102-113.This paper provides an overview of Germany's Victim Protection Law and its provision for ancillary proceedings and advocates the use of victim-offender mediation as a means of addressing the failure of German courts to promote ancillary proceedings for the benefit of crime victims. Abstract courtesy of National Criminal Justice Reference Service, www.ncjrs.org.