September 23, 2008

Mixed Results

US Policy and International Standards on the Rights and Interests of Victims of Crime

I. Summary
II. International Standards on the Rights and Interests of Victims of Crime
Treaty Provisions
Guiding Instruments
III. International Consensus on Crime Victims' Rights and Interests
IV. Crime Victims' Rights in US Domestic Law..
V. US Adherence to International Standards on the Rights and Interests of Crime Victims
Definition of a Crime Victim..
Access to Prompt Redress
Access to Information
Ability to Participate
Participation through the Presentation of Evidence
Provision of Restitution and Compensation
Expeditious and Fair Procedures
Protection for other Rights of Victims
VI. Recommendations
VII. Acknowledgments