Jane Gordon from Sisters For Change joins Dame Vera Baird to discuss her recent report, its recommendations and the concept of victim as 'participant' in the criminal justice process.

The Victims’ Commissioner discusses the findings and recommendations of a new, independent report with one of its co-authors, Jane Gordon of Sisters For Change.

Commissioned by the Victims’ Commissioner, the authors compare best practice in the treatment of victims across five countries that have similar adversarial regimes to that of the UK.

It finds England and Wales lag behind in providing substantive victim participatory rights and identifies measures to inform the upcoming Victims’ Law for England & Wales, including recognising victims as ‘participants’ in the criminal justice process, so that their rights and interests are recognised by criminal justice agencies.

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The full report and its recommendations can be found online.