Improving Protection of Victim’s Rights: Access to Legal Aid

Project period:
02.15.2013 - 07.14.2014
Project costs:
EUR 190 403.29; PROVIDUS budget part - EUR 30 875.93
With financial support from the Criminal Justice Programme of the European Union

In February 2013, the Center for public policy PROVIDUS (PROVIDUS), together with partners from 3 EU Member States (Poland, Italy, Bulgaria), started a project “Improving Protection of Victim’s Rights: Access to Legal Aid”, supported by the European Commission. Project is led by Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland.

During 18 months project will:

  • increase the information available for the victims on the legal aid as a means to facilitate the protection of their rights
  • identify common standards to handle victim of crime cases in order to have a just compensation
  • reinforce the capacities of practitioners in dealing with victims, through the implementation of a training course
  • facilitate the information of those categories of citizens less aware of their rights, notably the population of rural areas, through the production and delivery of a set of communication tools.

Project webpage

Report Victim’s rights to legal aid in the criminal proceedings in Latvia. 

Research paper on the present legal framework and best practicies.


ES  With financial support from the Criminal Justice Programme of the European Union raksts

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