Source: (2001) 2001/220/JHA. Official Journal of the European Communities. L 82/1. 22 March. Downloaded 19 April 2005.A decision of the Council of the European Union on the standing of victims in criminal proceedings, including articles covering: respect and recognition; hearings, and provision of evidence; right to receive information; communication safeguards; specific assistance to the victim; victims' expenses with respect to criminal proceedings; right to protection; right to compensation in the course of criminal proceedings; penal mediation; victims resident in another Member State; cooperation between Member States; specialist services and victim support organisations; training for personnel; and practical conditions regarding the position of victims in proceedings, etc.