The Victims Directive: Practice makes perfect?

The Victims Directive: Practice makes perfect?
14 November 2017, 2.30pm - 6.00pm
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR


European Criminal Law Seminar

The Victims Directive: Practice makes perfect?

The Victims Directive was adopted in 2012, to be implemented in all Member States by November 2015.  This seminar will discuss the findings to date of a project headed by Dr Maria Mousmouti (CECL) funded by the EU Commission, "Developing Directive - compatible practices for the identification, assessment and referral of victims". The recent initiative by Supporting Justice of the 'Victims Choice Quality Mark' to assess victim care services will also be discussed. This provides quality assessment based on compliance with five ‘victim care standard’ developed by Supporting Justice: access; needs; valued; safety and support.

Chair: Professor John Spencer, University of Cambridge


  • Dr Andrea Ryan, University of Limerick 
  • Dr Maria Mousmouti, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
  • Rhiannon Evans, Supporting Justice
  • Sara ChrzanowskaDG Justice, Procedural Criminal Law unit Victims Team


Organised with the European Criminal Law Association (UK)

This event is free but advanced booking is required:


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