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Victim service providers consider the right to attend criminal justice proceedings one of the fundamental rights of crime victims. Although its application, especially at criminal trials, has been restricted in practice, some statutes and the limited case law suggest that the right can be applied more broadly without placing an undue burden on the criminal justice system or interfering with the constitutional rights of the accused.

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The Crime Victim's Right To Be Present, Legal Series Bulletin #3
January 2002
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