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The Referral Mechanism to Assist Victims of Crime in Domestic and Cross-Border Cases has been published under the initiative ‘Pro Victims Justice through an Enhanced Rights’ Protection and Stakeholders Cooperation’ and looks at legal framework of victim protection on European and national level, the procedures for identifying victims in Bulgaria, Romania, Germany and Sweden and the respective indicators. The Mechanism tackles also the referral to free legal aid and the main stages of criminal proceedings and the rights victims have in domestic and cross-border cases. The publication offers a short overview of institutions and organisations guaranteeing the rights of those persons in the participating countries. The Mechanism is directed towards representatives of competent law enforcement and judicial authorities, practicing lawyers, as well as citizens victimised by crime.