Victims definition

Victims rights agency" means a public agency, or part thereof,
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;

Examples of Victims in a sentence

  • Charleston, SC: National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center; 2004.

  • Victims, survivors and complainants in many organisations have historically been silenced and left unsupported.

  • Victims of family violence are 10 times more likely to have legal issues than others and 16 times more likely to have family law issues than others.60 It is therefore likely they are engaged in other legal processes at the same time as engaging in the family law system, further compounding their stress and trauma.

  • Engaging a child in a severe form of trafficking in persons or sex trafficking, as those terms are defined under section 103 of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (114 Stat.

  • Centre for Women Development Studies, 2005, Shalu Nigam, Understanding Justice Delivery System from the Perspective of Women Litigants as Victims of Domestic Violence in India ( Specifically in context of Section 498 A IPC), p-35.


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 are in violation of criminal laws operative within Member States, including those laws proscribing criminal abuse of power. A person may be considered a victim, under this Declaration, regardless of whether the perpetrator is identified, apprehended, prosecuted or convicted and regardless of the familial relationship between the perpetrator and the victim. The term ‘victim’ also includes, where appropriate, the immediate family or dependants of the direct victim and persons who have suffered harm in intervening to assist victims in distress or to prevent victimization”.
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 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 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 natural persons who, individually or collectively, have suffered harm including physical or mental injury, emotional suffering or economic loss or violations of fundamental rights in relation to victimizations identified under ‘scope’.