Guidelines for transposition EU Crime Victims’ Directive and homophobic/transphobic hate crimes

In 2012, the EU adopted a Directive on the position of crime victims in criminal proceedings (Directive 2012/29, OJ 2012 L315/57; the ‘2012 Directive’), replacing a ‘Framework Decision’ on the same subject, which had been adopted back in 2001 (OJ 2001 L 82/1).

The Directive will apply to every EU Member State except Denmark (which remains bound by the Framework Decision); Member States are obliged to apply it by 16 November 2015 (see Article 27(1) of the Directive). All references in these guidelines concern this Directive, unless otherwise indicated.

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Steve Peers, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

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