According to international and European human rights law, EU Member States must guarantee everyone the right to go to court, or to an alternative dispute resolution body, and to get a remedy where their rights are violated. This is the right of access to justice. Without it, a victim is not able to enforce their rights or put right the damage suffered.
The report reveals several problems that result in victims being deterred or unable to enforce their rights by taking cases to court:
Find more details in the full report and factsheets downloadable below.
For more background information, see national thematic studies.