The Existence of Common Elements in the Different Definitions of Victim

  • Carlos Fernández de Casadevante Romani


The recognition of the condition of victim is important because it has legal consequences. The most important of it is the attribution to the victim of a catalogue of rights that, at the same time, are obligations on the charge of states. Additionally, such recognition is also important because states, international organizations, NGOs and private companies are called by international norms on victims to treat them with respect and compassion as well as in a manner which respects their personal security, their private as well their family life.


International Norm Criminal Offence Concerned State General Assembly Resolution Treaty Body 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Fernández de Casadevante Romani
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  1. 1.Facultad Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales Derecho Público IIUniversidad Rey Juan CarlosMadridSpain

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