DIARY NOTICE – VICTIMS RIGHTS DIRECTIVE IS NOT TRANSPOSED INTO IRISH LAW AHEAD OF DEADLINE OF THE 16TH NOVEMBER 2015

Invitation from the Victims’ Rights Alliance

Are victims’ rights real in your community? Transposing the Victims’ Rights Directive into Irish Law

When:            Monday, 16 November 2015
Time:             11am – 1 pm   Registration from 10:30pm
Where:           The Oak Room, Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The Victims Rights Alliance invites you to an event to mark the transposition of the EU Victims’ Rights Directive. This event will host discussions on the Scheme of the Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2015 and procedures and implications for non-enforcement of the Directive/Bill.

On 16th November 2015 the Victims Directive will become law throughout the EU, including Ireland, despite the fact that legislation will not be implemented in time to establish minimum rights, supports and protections for all victims of crime. The Victims Directive requires significant legislative and regulatory support to realise its full potential for victims in our local communities, and the VRA looks forward to working closely with the Minister for Justice and Equality and other state agencies to deliver these time-sensitive measures.

The Lord Mayor of Dublin Críona Ní Dhálaigh will be in attendance. Victims of crime will tell of their experience of the criminal justice system. Other speakers include Detective Chief Superintendent Padraig Kennedy, Brian Hayes MEP, Maria McDonald BL & Kieran Fitzgerald GSOC

To RSVP: Jason O’Mara, ICCL
Email: jason.omara@iccl.ie
Tel: 01 7994528

There is no charge for attending this event but places are limited so please RSVP at your earliest convenience to guarantee your place.

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