Crime victims

Group of Specialists on remedies for crime victims (CJ-S-VICT)
 Meetings   Background

  Last meeting, 5-7 November 2007

Final Report


Second meeting, 17-20 September 2007

Meeting report


First meeting, 21-22 May 2007

Meeting report



As a direct result of the Resolution on “Victims of Crime” adopted at the 27th Conference of the European Ministers of Justice in 2006 which contained specific and distinctive recommendations as regards the future work in the field, the Group of Specialists on remedies for crime victims (CJ-S-VICT) was created. The Group’s terms of reference were adopted by the Committee of Ministers in January 2007.

Over its 3 meetings in 2007, the Group analysed legislation and practices of member states concerning civil, administrative and other remedies available to victims of crime and identify good practices. It also examined the issue of compensation of damage inflicted on victims of terrorism offences, in particular the functioning of public and private insurance schemes. The results of this work were presented in a report at the end of 2007.

This report on “non-criminal remedies for crime victims” is to be officialy published in the course of 2009.


 •Terms of reference – CJ-S-VICT (2007)1

 •Background documents on issues related to victims – CJ-S-VICT  (2007) 2 rev.2

 •Report on indemnifying victims of terrorism by Mr Bernhard A. KOCH - CDCJ-BU (2006)19