It is the right of the victim of a crime to receive all the information they need to know about what happens during the criminal proceedings, who is involved, and their role in them. The victim also has the right to receive all the information they need about their rights and about how they can be put into practice.
If you are or you were the victim of a crime, all the information you need should be given to you in a simple and accessible form, so that you can fully understand it.
If you don’t feel capable of understanding all that you will be told on your own, you can ask that the information be given to you in the presence of another person: a family member, a friend, a lawyer or a victim support officer.
From the first contact with the authorities, you have the right to be informed about various things, such as:
APAV can help you by providing information about your rights, how you can exercise them, and how to obtain information about the proceedings. Click here to find out where we are and how you can contact us. If you prefer, you can send us a quick message. Click here to send a message.