The Portuguese Minister of Justice, Francisca Van Dunem, closed the PROVICTIMS Conference: the role of the Public Prosecution in the promotion of victims’ rights. The minister spoke about the main challenges of guaranteeing the rights of victims in Portugal and in the context of the European Union and acknowledged that APAV, “due to the processes it has led, the projects it works on, the way it works, has become a partner essential, in this unfinished and so demanding mission for all of us, to protect and dignify as specified in its statute”.
The Conference brought together civil society associations, the Academy, Security Forces, judicial authorities and policy makers from across Europe, providing a unique opportunity to learn about transnational practices and discuss how public prosecutor services can impact victims' rights.The PROVICTIMS Project seeks to improve the role of prosecutors in promoting the rights of victims, as well as improving cooperation between the Public Ministry and victim support services.
More information at apav.pt/provictims
This conference was funded by the European Union's Justice Programme (2014-2020).
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