Right to be treated with respect and dignity

During the legal proceedings, the victim should be treated with respect and dignity. Regardless of the situation and context in which victims find themselves, they are entitled to their rights. Introduced by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, dignity is the principle that every human being should be treated with respect, care, and consideration. Not harming the individual means not offending them unnecessarily or judging them hypocritically.

Neither the judge nor any other person involved in the trial may make defamatory statements about the victim. Lawyers must defend the interests of their clients without prejudicing the other side, and judges must decide the case without humiliating or demeaning the victim and the accused.

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