Supporting and Protecting the Victims of Crime in the European Union. Some General Considerations

AuthorIoana-Minodora Rusu
PositionAssistant Professor, PhD, 'Dimitrie Cantemir' University of Bucharest, Romania
Pages73-83
JURIDICA
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European and International Law
Supporting and Protecting the Victims of
Crime in the European Union. Some
General Considerations
Ioana-Minodora RUSU
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Abstract: In the present paper there were examined, th e general provisions of Directive 2012/29/EU
of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 establishing the minimum standards
on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime and replacing the Framework Decision
2001/220/JHA. The p aper continues other studies relating to international judicial cooperation in
criminal matters, published in national or international journals or conference proceedings. Developed
in a modern way that allows understanding the terms used by the European legislator and the described
objectives, the paper can be u seful to academics, practitioners or European legislator in terms of
changing and supplementing this legislative act. The innovations consist in the brief examination, in
the critical opinions and in formulating de lege ferenda, by which we pro pose a single act regulating
the rights, supporting and protecting victims of crime by amending and completion of the examined
document.
Keywords: Offense; purpose; child; cooperation
1. Introduction
The permanent expansion of cross-border crime in Europe has led the Member States
to adopt new decisions, the ultimate goal being to continuously improve the complex
work of international judicial cooperation in criminal matters and therefore reducing
this type of crime.
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Assistant Professor, PhD, “Dimitrie Cantemir” University of Bucharest, Romania, Address: 176
Splaiul Unirii, Bucharest 030134, Romania, Tel.: +4021 330 8931, Corresponding author:
oanarusu_86@yahoo.com.
AUDJ, vol. 12, no. 2/2016, pp. 73-83

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