Country Ireland
Year 2017
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Victims of Crime Act 2017 transposes EU legislation on the rights of victims of crime into Irish law. It sets out the minimum rights, supports and protections for victims of crime, including:
- The right to be given detailed information about the criminal justice system
- The right to be given information on victim support services
- The right to be kept informed of the progress of the investigation and any court proceedings
- The right to have protection needs assessed and have measures put in place to stop further victimisation and intimidation
- The right to be told of a decision not to prosecute and the right to ask for a review of that decision
- The right to be given information in clear language and to have access to interpretation and translation services if needed

Source of Information

Ireland's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.6

For more information: Victims of crime and the law (Citizens Information)