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AT   Austria Implemented   ---
BE   Belgium Implemented   ---
BG   Bulgaria Implemented   ---
HR   Croatia Implemented   1 Jul 2013 -

Criminal Procedure Act (Official Gazzette No 152/08, 76/09, 80/11, 121/11, 91/12, 143/12, 56/13, 145/13, 152/14);

Amendments of the Law on the Execution of Prison Sentence (Official Gazzette No 83/09). In force 01/01/2010;

Juvenile Courts Act (Official Gazzette No 84/11). In force 01/09/2011;

Act on Financial Compensation to the Victims of Criminal Act (Official Gazzette No 80/08, 27/11). In force 01/07/2013

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CY   Cyprus Implemented   ---
CZ   Czech Republic Implemented   1 Aug 2013 -

The legislation changed and currently the problematic is covered by the Act on victim´s of crime came into force partly on 25 February 2013, 1 April 2013, 1 May 2013 and the rest on 1 August 2013.

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DK   Denmark Implemented   ---
EE   Estonia Implemented   ---
FI   Finland   - --

This measure has been repealed by Directive 2012/29/EU.

FR   France Implemented   ---
DE   Germany Implemented   1 Sep 2004

Notification of 5 March 2015, see MNE (2015) 51295

Act of 24/06/2004, Federal Gazette 2004 I, 1354 – Gesetz zur Verbesserung der Rechte von Verletzten im Strafverfahren (Opferrechtsreformgesetz – OpferRRG)

Act of 29/07/2009, Federal Gazette 2009 I, 2280 – Gesetz zur Stärkung der Rechte von Verletzten und Zeugen im Strafverfahren (2. Opferrechtsreformgesetz – 2. OpferRRG)

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

GR   Greece Implemented   23 Jun 2017 -

Law 4478/2017

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HU   Hungary Implemented   ---
IE   Ireland Implemented   -

Implemented according to the MNE database

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IT   Italy Planned   process ongoing ---
LV   Latvia Implemented   -

Framework Decision replaced by 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. Mentioned Directive is necessary to be implemented in Criminal Procedure Law, Law On The Sentence Execution Code of Latvia and in Protection of the Rights of the Child Law. Deadline for transposition of the Directive: 16th November 2015

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LT   Lithuania Implemented   ---
LU   Luxembourg Implemented   1 Jan 2010 -

Loi du 6 octobre 2009 renforçant le droit des victimes d’infractions pénales… Publication Mem. A n° 206 du 19 octobre 2009

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MT   Malta Implemented   -

Criminal Code, Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme Regulations. S.L. 9.12 which transposes Council Directive 2004/80/EC relating to

compensation to crime victims (which replaces this Framework Decision), Criminal Code

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NL   Netherlands Implemented   ---
PL   Poland Implemented   ---
PT   Portugal Implemented   -

Framework Decision replaced by Directive 2012/29/EU, implemented by:

  • Law 130/2015 of 4 September
  • Procedural Penal Code
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RO   Romania Implemented   ---
SK   Slovakia Implemented   1 Jan 2006 -

Act no 301/2005 Coll. of 24/05/2005, Code of Criminal Procedure.

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SI   Slovenia   - ---
ES   Spain Implemented   ---
SE   Sweden Implemented   ---
UK   United Kingdom Implemented   ---
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