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NCJ Number: 220386 Find in a Library
Title: Victims of Crime Abroad
Corporate Author: Foreign & Commonwealth Office
United Kingdom
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Foreign & Commonwealth Office
London SW1A 2PA,
Sale Source: Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Old Admiralty Building
London SW1A 2PA,
United Kingdom
Document: HTML
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This leaflet explains what Embassies, High Commissions of consulates can do to assist victims of crimes overseas.
Abstract: The leaflet outlines the examples of what services can be provided to victims of overseas crimes. General information for victims of any crime include: the Embassies will provide a replacement passport; information on transferring money; contacting family and friends, finding appropriate help for rape or serious assault victims, provide details about lawyers, interpreters, doctors, and funeral directors; and information on police, legal systems and additional information. The leaflet also discusses in detail the numerous things that the Embassies cannot do for travelers these include: the Embassies can not get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings; give you legal advise, investigate crimes or missing people, get one better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people; or pay any bills or give money. Additional information is discussed and contact information is also provided.
Main Term(s): Victims rights
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Victims in foreign countries
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