Commissioner for Victims Rights

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: Commissioner for Victims’ Rights, GPO Box 464 Adelaide SA 5001
Country: Australia
Region: Oceania
UN Languages:
Other languages:
  • Education
  • Training
  • Victim Protection
  • Criminal Justice
  • Legal Assistance

  • Other:'Human Rights, Rule of Law'
Short description:
The Commissioner has the following functions:
(a) to marshal available government resources so they can be applied for the benefit of victims in the most efficient and effective way;
(b) to assist victims in their dealings with prosecution authorities and other government agencies;
(c) to monitor and review the effect of the law and of court practices and procedures on victims;
(d) to carry out other functions related to the objects of this Act assigned by the Attorney General;
(e) if another Act authorizes or requires the Commissioner to make submissions in any proceedings—to make such submissions (either personally or through counsel);
(f) to carry out any other functions assigned under other Acts.
Other offices: