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Guide for Policy Makers

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Date Published
January 1999
48 pages
This guide presents the United Nations Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power and provides guidelines for policymakers -- including those in ministries or departments of justice, interior, and social welfare and health, and local authorities in all countries -- who are concerned with improving the position of victims of crime and abuse of power and providing these victims with the necessary assistance and access to justice.
In May 1996, the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, at its fifth session, adopted a resolution to develop a manual or manuals on the use and application of the Declaration. A brief Guide for Policymakers was developed to highlight programmes and policies that have been put into effect in various jurisdictions.

Date Published: January 1, 1999