Extensive assistance, support and protection measures, in particular to prevent child victims from suffering additional trauma through their involvement in criminal investigations and proceedings, inter alia by setting specific standards for interviews with child victims (Articles 18 to 20).

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in intervention programmes for offenders), and others.

Member State transposition involves collecting information on the relevant legislation and administrative measures, analysing it, drafting new legislation or amending existing acts, seeing it through to adoption, and finally reporting to the Commission.

Often, they included entire criminal codes and amending acts.

By the transposition deadline, only 12 Member States had notified the Commission that they had completed transposition of the Directive.

definitions of offences and the level of penalties, the statute of limitations and the liability of legal persons) and procedural criminal law (e.g.

extraterritorial jurisdiction, the participation of children in criminal proceedings, and legal representation);entails extensive administrative measures to complement the legislation (e.g.

On the basis of national transposition measures officially communicated to the Commission, the Directive has been transposed by means of more than 330 acts in force prior to the Directive and by around 300 new acts introduced since 2012 across all Member States.

Member States sent around 700 notifications to the Commission.

on access to information and the exchange of criminal records between Member States, training of the police and judiciary, and rules on child protection, law enforcement and prisons); andinvolves multiple actors, not only within the authorities of a Member State (i.e.