Victims Bill of Rights
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Victims Bill of Rights

The statement of principles requires that victims:support

  • be treated with courtesy, compassion and respect for their personal dignity and privacy;
  • have access to information concerning services and remedies available to victims;
  • have access to information about the progress of criminal investigations and prosecutions and the sentencing and interim release of offenders from custody;
  • be given the opportunity to be interviewed by police officers and officials of the same gender as the victim, when that victim has been sexually assaulted;
  • be entitled to have their property returned as promptly as possible by justice system officials, where the property is no longer needed for the purposes of the justice system (for example, to carry out an investigation, trial or appeal);
  • have access to information about the conditional release of offenders from custody, including release on parole, temporary absence, or escape from custody;
  • have access to information about plea and pre-trial arrangements and their role in the prosecution.

Canadian Victims Bill of Rights

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