Chapter 2: Global Governance and Global Crime – Do Victims Fall in Between?

The New Faces of Victimhood, Letschert and Van Dijk, Springer, 2011

34 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2014

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Rianne Letschert

Tilburg University - International Victimology Institute Tilburg (INTERVICT)

Marc Groenhuijsen

Tilburg Law School

Date Written: March 26, 2014

Abstract

The aim of this paper is firstly to analyze implementation difficulties of victims’ rights focusing in particular on victims of international crimes and victims of cross-border victimization (section 2). We will start by giving an overview of international and regional standards for the rights of victims and provide, where available, information on their implementation status. We will begin by presenting the main, generalist instruments, namely the 1985 UN Declaration, the recent initiative of drafting a UN Convention on Justice and Support for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power (2005) and several instruments emanating from the European Union and the Council of Europe respectively. Next, we will discuss international legal instruments focusing on special categories of victims such as victims of international crimes, human trafficking and terrorism.

This will be followed by an analysis of global or multi-level governance structures in this field and some first proposals will be made to adjust existing victim protection schemes to the changing demands of a globalized world (section 3).

Suggested Citation

Letschert, Rianne and Groenhuijsen, Marc, Chapter 2: Global Governance and Global Crime – Do Victims Fall in Between? (March 26, 2014). The New Faces of Victimhood, Letschert and Van Dijk, Springer, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2416237

Rianne Letschert (Contact Author)

Tilburg University - International Victimology Institute Tilburg (INTERVICT) ( email )

Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://www.uvt.nl/webwijs/english/show.html?anr=385581

Marc Groenhuijsen

Tilburg Law School ( email )

Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands

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