The Seminar Infovictims – The Right of Victims of Crime to information will be held in Lisbon, in Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, on the 23rd and 24th of September 2013.
A fully accomplished right to information is a key necessity for victims of crime. Only duly informed victims, aware of their rights and opportunities within the criminal justice system, will be able to exercise their rights.
However, only a handful of victims know the functioning of the criminal justice system and the way around it. Hence, the majority of crime victims are not conscious of the possibilities made available to them, where to be granted assistance or what the system expects from them.
The Seminar Infovictims will address these cross-cutting issues linked to crime victims’ right to information, focusing on the challenges this right implies for judicial and police authorities, both at a national and at an European level.
This event is organised within the Project Infovictims (2011-2013), promoted by the Portuguese Association for Victim Support (APAV) and co-financed by the European Commission under the Programme Criminal Justice – Directorate-General Justice. Project Infovictims is developed in partnership with Victim Support Europe, Weisser Ring Austria, Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority (Sweden) and Bily Kruh Bezpeci (Czech Republic).