Bill a major step but more action needed to protect victims
ThE Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2015 has just been published by the Department of Justice.
Enactment of legislation in Ireland is required by November on foot of the passing of the EU Directive on Victims' Rights.
This requires that all EU member states must provide minimum rights, supports and protections for all victims of crime, regardless of their residential status.
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