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The relevant instrument of EU law is 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 (Victims` Rights Directive).
Article 16 of the Victims` Rights Directive requires that all victims of crime have a right to decision on compensation from the offender in the course of criminal proceedings.
Here you find information about how to claim compensation from the offender during a trial (criminal proceedings).
To find information which is relevant to your case you should look at information for the EU country in which the criminal proceedings will take place.
Please select the relevant country's flag to obtain detailed national information.
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