Ombudsman closes seminar “Victims’ Rights: challenges and commitments for the XIV Legislature” organized by APAV

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The Ombudsperson, Maria Lúcia Amaral, closed the seminar “The Rights of Victims: challenges and commitments for the XIV Legislature” organized by APAV – Portuguese Association for Victim Support, organized on the occasion of the European Day of Victims of Crime.

This event, to be celebrated on February 22, was instituted by Victim Support Europe, an organization that brings together 58 victim support institutions from 30 European countries, to remember the rights of those who are victims of crime.

In Portugal, the Victims Directive was transposed into the national legal system with the approval of Law No. 130/2015, which made the 23rd amendment to the Criminal Procedure Code and approved the Victim’s Statute. After almost five years, the seminar, scheduled for February 18, aims to take stock of the current state of implementation of the rights of victims in our country. To consult the program click here.

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