Council of Europe Conferences of Ministers of Justice

27th Conference of European Ministers of Justice
“Victims: place, rights and assistance”

12-13 October 2006, Yerevan (Armenia)


European Ministers of Justice: Putting victims’ rights on paper and into practice
Yerevan, 13.10.2006 – The Ministers of Justice of the 46 member states of the Council of Europe today recommended taking measures to improve assistance to victims, to reduce the chances of their also being victims of administrative procedures and red tape, and to facilitate their rehabilitation and compensation for the damage suffered. Meeting in Yerevan with the Armenian Minister of Justice Davit Harutyunyan in the chair, the European Ministers present stressed the need to identify good practices in terms of civil and administrative remedies to protect victims’ interests (such as legal aid and advice) and in terms of public and private insurance schemes. (more ...)

 Resolutions adopted  
Resolution No.1 on victims of crime : HTML | PDF
Resolution No.2  : HTML | PDF

Speeches and Addresses

Welcome address by Mr. Andranik MARGARYAN, Prime Minister of Armenia
Opening address by Mr Guy DE VEL, Director General of Legal Affairs of the Council of Europe
Address by Ambassador Anna LAMPEROVÁ, Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the Council of Europe, Representative of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe
Speech by Mr Armen RUSTAMYAN, Representative of the Parliamentary Assembly (French only)
Speech by Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

Ministers (alphabetical order of countries)
Address by Ms Anotnia ANGUELOVA, State Expert, Department of international legal co-operation and european integration, Ministry of Justice of Bulgaria  (French only)
Address by Mrs. Ana LOVRIN, Minister of Justice of Croatia
Address by Mr. Anastasis PAPALIGOURAS, Minister of Justice of Greece
Address by Mrs. Judit FAZEKAS LÉVAY, State Secretary of the Ministry of Justice and Law Enforcement of Hungary
Address by Mr. Petras BAGUSKA, Minister of Justice of Lithuania
Address by Mr Vitalie PIRLOG, Minister of Justice of Moldova (French only)
Address by Mr. Andrzej DUDA, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Justice of Poland
Address by Mr. Štefan HARABIN, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Justice of the Slovak Republic (French only)
Address by Mr Luzius MADER, Deputy Director of the Federal Office of Justice of Switzerland (French only)
Address by Mr Mihajlo MANEVSKI, Minister of Justice of "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"


About the Conference
Council of Europe Treaties
Signatures and ratifications of treaties on the occasion of this Conference
Reports presented
by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe

by Ministries of Justice
Switzerland (French only)
United Kingdom

Reference publications
Victims - Support and Assistance (2006)
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European Prison Rules (2006)
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