Source: (2011) Response to European Commission, DG Justice Bâ€1049 Brussels, Belgium.
Independent Academic Research Studies (see Annex A) welcomes the Commissionâ€™s
intention and initiatives to strengthen the position of victims in the criminal justice
system. As a panâ€European, evidence based thinkâ€tank with expertise in youth
matters, we also strongly agree and support the Commissionâ€™s statement that
victims, which includes young people, must be protected and enjoy minimum level
of rights and human rights without discrimination across the EU irrespective of their
nationality or country of residence.
However, we are concerned with the proposed Directive on Victims aiming to
replace Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA. We strongly support the statement
submitted by the European Forum of Restorative Justice. (excerpt)
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