victim's rights

victim's rights

rights which must be accorded to certain victims of crime in some circumstances, in England and Wales. This includes the duty on the probation board to advise a victim of a sexual or violent crime where the offender is the subject of a hospital order of the right to make representations on certain matters and to receive information, in particular about licence conditions and the like, especially in the event of release on licence and where there maybe contact with the victim or his family. A similar regime applies if a transfer order is to be made.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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The proposal also requires the posting of a notice outlining a victim's rights as stated in Fla.
The exercise of the expanded victim's rights will definitely strengthen the state's position against the defendant.<br />To this observer, the Constitution Revision Commission knew about the possible consequences of the proposal but did not care.
WASHINGTON -- Representative Dave Reichert (R-WA) joined Co-Chairs of the Victim's Rights Caucus, Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) and Congressman Jim Costa (D-CA), and fellow caucus member Brian Higgins (D-NY) to honor this year's outstanding individuals who have given their time and service to helping victims.
Why are victim's rights advocates trumpeting this bill as a necessary step forward in the area of victim's rights while stripping victims of the right to seek relief from constitutional officers who violate those rights in the face of an updated constitution?
Killed by Charles Manson's followers, Sharon Tate became the face of victim's rights
Supiter assured the victim's rights were not violated and that he was armed with hand grenade when he resisted arrest.
"A victim's right to an effective remedy obligates the state to take the necessary investigative, judicial, and reparatory steps to redress the violation and address the victim's rights to knowledge, justice, and reparations," the paper said.
For the new edition, the authors have added material on the Crime Victim's Rights Act of 2004, the aforementioned chapter on domestic violence criminal procedures, and a significant number of new federal and state cases.
Doesn't give a damn about the victim's rights but always ready to climb on to their pins and their high horses when it comes to protecting their thug clients as they ferret out loopholes and get-out-ofattacking jail-free cards - usually on legal aid and, of course, aided and abetted by the fatuous European Convention on Criminals Rights.
Since the death of her daughter in July 2000, Sara has fought for victim's rights.
However, other human rights activists said that the perpetrator has to be punished and justice has to be served, otherwise it will be a violation of the victim's rights. Gamal Eid, executive director of the Arab Network for Human Rights Information, said they will intervene if legal action isn't taken.
The Rubin decision highlighted another problem for courts enforcing victims' rights: victims' interests often conflict with the rights and interests of the accused, placing courts in the uncomfortable position of vindicating a victim's rights while the accused continues to enjoy the presumption of innocence.