If you have been subjected to crime, this handbook is intended for you.
The goal is to make it easier for you to exercise your rights guaranteed by national
The handbook will help you to answer the questions: to whom to contact, whom to ask for help and what rights you are entitled to. The first part of the handbook consists of general information useful for the victims of all crimes, while the second part deals more closely with the victims of certain crimes, which are recognized by law as particularly vulnerable. In that sense, the categories which were singled out are dealing with children as victims of crime, victims of crimes against sexual freedom and human trafficking, victims of hate crime, victims of terrorism, victims of crimes against humanity and international law, victims of property crimes and relatives
of victims in criminal proceeding.
The handbook is published as a part of the project “Rights, support, protection and compensation of victims of crimes“ conducted by Documenta – Centre for Dealing with the Past, Center for Peace and Human Rights Osijek, White Circle of Croatia from Split and Victims and Witness Support Service from Vukovar. The project is funded under the Justice Program of the European Union, co-financed by Office for Cooperation with NGOs of the Government of the Republic of Croatia and implemented with support of the city of Zagreb. We hope that this handbook will be of assistance to all victims of crime, who are daily faced with procedural and other ambiguities.
You can download the Handbook here.