Five basic 'rights'
These basic 'rights' have underpinned many of our campaigns
We believe that all victims of crime have five basic rights:
- to receive respect, recognition and support
- to get information and an explanation about the progress of their case. Victims should also have the chance to explain the financial, physical and emotional effects of the crime and this information should be considered whenever decisions are made about their case
- to be protected in any way necessary
- to receive compensation
- to be free of the burden of decisions relating to the offender. In other words, we believe that the state is responsible for dealing with the offender. It should not be the victim's responsibility.