Victims definition

Victims means persons who, individually or collectively, have suffered harm, including physical or mental injury, emotional suffering, economic loss or substantial impairment of their fundamental rights, through acts or omissions that are in violation of criminal laws operative within Member States, including those laws proscribing criminal abuse of power.
Victims means natural persons who have suffered harm as a result of the commission of any crime within the jurisdiction of the Court;
Victims rights agency" means a public agency, or part thereof,

Examples of Victims in a sentence

Public Perceptions about Crime Prevention and the Criminal Justice System: In depth analysis of the Victims of Crime Survey Data 2010-2013/14, Pretoria: Statistics South Africa, p.

Victims were not penalised for immigration violations and were encouraged to assist the authorities in the investigation and prosecution of their traffickers.

Victims should be followed up at regular intervals, and all contacts should be recorded in victims' logs.

See David C Baluarte, “Strategizing for Compliance: The Evolution of a Compliance Phase of Inter- American Court Litigation and the Strategic Imperative for Victims' Representatives” (2012) 27 Am U Int'l L Rev 263.

For a general overview of transitional justice in Latin America, see Due Process of Law Foundation, Victims Unsilenced: The Inter-American Human Rights System and Transitional Justice in Latin America, 1st ed (Washington, Due Process of Law Foundation, 2007).


More Definitions of Victims

Victims means persons who, individually or collectively, have suffered harm, including physical or mental injury, emotional suffering, economic loss or substantial impairment of their fundamental rights, through acts or omissions that do not yet constitute violations of national criminal laws but of internationally recognized norms relating to human rights.
Victims means persons who individually or collectively [DELETE: alleged to have] suffered harm, including physical or mental injury, emotional suffering, economic loss or substantial impairment of their human rights, [DELETE: including environmental rights], through acts or omissions in the context of business activities [DELETE: of a transnational character]. Where appropriate, and in accordance with domestic law, the term "victim" also includes the immediate family or dependents of the direct victim and persons who have suffered harm in intervening to assist victims in distress or to prevent victimization.
Victims means any persons or group of persons who individually or collectively have suffered or have alleged to have suffered human rights violation or abuse as defined in Article 1 paragraph 2 below. Where appropriate, and in accordance with domestic law, the term “victim” also includes the immediate family or dependents of the direct victim.
Victims means persons who, individually or collectively, have suffered harm, including physical or mental injury, emotional suffering, economic loss or substantial impairment of their fundamental rights, through acts or omissions that are in violation of criminal laws. A person may be considered a victim regardless of whether the perpetrator is apprehended, prosecuted or convicted and regardless of the familial relationship between the perpetrator and the victim. The term also includes, where appropriate, their family, their dependants, those with whom they have a close relationship and persons who have suffered harm in intervening to assist victims in distress or to prevent victimisation.
Victims means persons who, individually or collectively, have suffered harm, including physical or mental injury, emotional suffering, economic loss or substantial impairment of their fundamental rights (… ).
Victims means victims participating in the proceedings of the Court in accordance with rules 89 to 91 of the Rules.