"Pro.Vi. - Protecting Victims' Rights" - FINAL CONFERENCE
October, 23 - 10.30-13.30am
Zoom Video Conference
EU Directive 2012/29/EU has spurred numerous advances in the protection of victims’ rights. The EU co-funded project Pro.Vi – Protecting Victims’ Rights coordinated by the Psychoanalytic Institute for Social Research (IPRS) has sought to integrate the European Union’s efforts to promote the development of an efficient victim protection system by addressing the challenges each of the partner countries (Italy, Portugal, Germany, Spain, Romania) is facing in the implementation process and improving the competencies of justice system and restorative justice practitioners in order to support victims of crime, enabling victims to understand and access their rights.
While recognizing the multitude of issues raised by the Directive, the final conference of Pro.Vi – Protecting Victims’ Rights addresses some of the issues that have emerged in the implementation of the Victims’ Directive related to:
- the dilemmas and ethical issues arising in communication with victims about their rights in criminal proceedings when the offender is a juvenile which are not addressed in the Directive, and
- the challenges in the implementation of psychosocial assistance or similar services as a means of supporting victims during criminal proceedings and reduce the risk of retraumatization by the system.
Conference languages: English and Italian. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.