Victims' rights - by country

Ministry of Justice

Ministry of Interior

National Association of Centres against Violence

Doppia Difesa Foundation

Association of Families of Victims of the Mafia

Emilia Romagna Foundation for Victims of Crime

Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice is responsible for the administration of ordinary civil and criminal justice, which is one of the most important services provided to the citizens by the State. It consists of the Central Offices working directly and four Departments including the Department for Juvenile Justice responsible for the protection of victims’ interests.

The Ministry of Justice:

  • is responsible for the administration of ordinary civil and criminal justice which is one of the most important services provided to citizens by the State
  • facilitates the claiming of compensation from the State
  • ensures access to justice for people who do not have sufficient income.

CONTACTS:

Website: https://www.giustizia.it/giustizia/

Ministry of Interior

The Ministry of Interior is responsible for the management of Solidarity Funds, which provide compensation for victims of crimes, especially for victims of mafia crimes under Statute 512/99, terrorism and usury (money-lending with an illegal rate of interest).

The Ministry of Interior:

  • is a general administration, a reference point between central and local offices, a protector of fundamental functions and citizens’ security
  • is responsible for the management of Solidarity Funds, which provide compensation for victims of crimes, especially for the victims of mafia crimes under Statute 512/99, terrorism and usury (money-lending with an illegal rate of interest)
  • is aimed at combating organised criminal organisations
  • ensures the compliance with the principles of the Italian Constitution that guarantees equal treatment of persons irrespective of religion.

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.interno.gov.it/it

National Association of Centres against Violence

The National Association of Centres against Violence is the first Italian association of independent women's centres and shelters against violence, which aims to build a national political process and promote actions to trigger a cultural change for the transformation of Italian society with regard to the phenomenon of male violence against women.

The National Association of Centres against Violence:

  • is an NGO which brings together Italian anti-violence centres
  • is the first Italian association of independent women's centres and shelters against violence which aims to trigger a cultural change for the transformation of Italian society with regard to the phenomenon of male violence against women
  • · gathers together in a single project 54 associations of women, facing the issue of male violence against women from the perspective of gender difference
  • aims to constitute the First National Coalition for developing and promoting the different experiences of all local centres against violence in Italy
  • attempts to modify the perception of violence in society itself.

CONTACTS:

Website: https://www.direcontrolaviolenza.it/

Doppia Difesa Foundation

Doppia Difesa Foundation is a significant non-profit organisation, established in 2005, which aims to help women and children subject to violence and discrimination.

The Doppia Difesa Foundation:

  • is a significant non-profit organisation, established in 2005
  • aims to help all those who have suffered violence, discrimination and abuse at work or home but do not have the capacity to undertake a process of complaint
  • tries to raise awareness for prevention of crimes against the person in the family, sexual orientation, gender identity and any other discriminatory grounds
  • takes initiatives to focus public attention on discrimination, violence and abuse
  • organises meetings with experts in law and psychology to help victims recognise violence and speak about it
  • provides legal assistance, psychological support and protection to victims of discrimination, violence and abuse.

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.doppiadifesa.it/

Association of Families of Victims of the Mafia

Association of Families of Victims of the Mafia is an organisation set up by the relatives of mafia victims. The organisation’s main purpose is the equality of all victims under a single legislation and the abolition of the offensive "labels" which are affixed to each victim.

The Association of Families of Victims of the Mafia:

  • is an organisation set up by the relatives of mafia victims
  • has as its main purpose the equality of all victims under a single legislation and the abolition of the offensive "labels" which are affixed to each victim
  • aims to provide all necessary means for spreading the immense moral heritage of the victims of the Mafia
  • uses the means of talking to young people and citizens, dialogue with the institutions, organizing meetings, and debates.

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.familiarivittimedimafia.com/

Emilia Romagna Foundation for Victims of Crime

Emilia Romagna Foundation for Victims of Crime is the first foundation of this kind in the country, established by the Region Emilia Romagna, which gives immediate support to victims of crimes. Members of the foundation are several cities and local municipalities of the Region Emilia Romagna.

Emilia Romagna Foundation for Victims of Crime:

  • is the first foundation of this kind in the country, established by the Region Emilia Romagna, providing immediate support to victims of crimes
  • is designed to enable the victim or their family to face the shock caused by a serious crime
  • was created to take action quickly, without incurring the administrative constraints of the government
  • has as one of its main activities to offer support to victims of crime, organising campaigns for fund raising, management of the foundation, and providing victims with financial support and information.

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.regione.emilia-romagna.it/fondazione-per-le-vittime-dei-reati/

Last update: 13/10/2020

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