According to Article 47 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, victims of crime should be recognized as the persons wronged by the offender, protected against repeat victimization, granted access to justice and enabled to participate in criminal proceedings.
This publication presents a collection of best/promising practices to support victims in Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Romania and Spain. Certain practices refer to all victims of crime, while others relate to certain types of victims. The practices were collected for the whole spectrum of the criminal proceedings: investigation, prosecution, court. Information on the practices was obtained through desktop research (analyze of legislation, jurisprudence, strategies and programmes), questions addressed to institutions and organizations that have competences in the justice system, in the protection of victims' rights (ministries, courts, prosecutors’ offices, governmental agencies, law enforcement agencies, NGOs etc.)