Protecting vulnerable victims and access to justice

EU Member States
External event
Older people, people with disabilities, and victims of hate crime or gender-based violence face particular challenges in exercising their rights, defending their interests, and accessing justice in civil and criminal proceedings.

During a meeting of the Council Working Party on Cooperation in Criminal Matters (COPEN) on 18 May, FRA will present the challenges of protecting particularly vulnerable victims. FRA will also focus on promoting the participation of vulnerable victims in criminal proceedings.