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Directive 2012/29/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA

The Directive 2012/29/EU establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime ensures that persons who have fallen victim of crime are recognised, treated with respect and receive proper protection, support and access to justice. The Directive replaces the 2001 Framework Decision on the standing of victims in criminal proceedings and considerably...
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Directive 2012/29/EU of 25 October 2012 establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA

This Directive aims at approximating national legislation and practices on protection of victims, in particular during criminal proceedings. It replaces Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA of 15 March...
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Directive 2012/13/EU of 22 May 2012 on the right to information in criminal proceedings

The proposal for this Directive was submitted by the Commission on 20 July 2010. It is the second measure implementing the roadmap on procedural rights. This Directive establishes that Member...
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Agreement between the United States of America and the European Union on the use and transfer of passenger name records to the United States Department of Homeland Security

The EU and the US signed a first PNR agreement in 2004 which had to be terminated following a decision by the ECJ (lack of legal basis). A provisional agreement was signed in 2006, later replaced...
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Directive 2011/92/EU of 13 December 2011 on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA

This Directive harmonises throughout the European Union criminal offences relating to sexual abuse committed against children, the sexual exploitation of children and child pornography. It also...
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Agreement between the European Union and Australia on the processing and transfer of Passenger Name Record (PNR) (...)

The agreement replaces the agreement signed in 2008 which was provisionally applicable even if it had never been ratified by the EU. Under the Lisbon Treaty, conclusion of the 2008 agreement by...
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Directive 2011/99/EU of 13 December 2011 on the European protection order

The objective of this Directive is to make sure that a victim who is subject to a protection measure (for example in a case of domestic violence) may still be protected when he/she moves to...
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