JUSTeU! is dedicated to the Directive 2012/29/EU and supports victims of physical violence by strengthening their legal position through the establishment of low-threshold clinical forensic services. The following objectives are pursued in the current project JUSTeU!:
- The legal requirements for clinical forensic examinations in various member states of the European Union shall be assembled and evaluated with respect to their functionality regarding victim protection.
- Concurrently, information on existing clinical forensic services shall be collected with respect to their practicality regarding victim protection.
- From the data obtained, suggestions for a Europe-wide minimum standard for clinical forensic examinations, and in certain cases, the required amendments to European law, will be formulated. Specifically, the significance of low-threshold access to clinical forensic examinations on victims’ rights to protection will be highlighted.
- A Europe-wide expert network called CFN Europe with its own statutes shall be established in order to create an expert pool, designed to support and promote the national development of comprehensive clinical forensic services. Every victim of physical abuse in Europe should and must have the opportunity to access services for the evidential preservation of physical violence through a free-of-charge forensic examination. The project JUSTeU! achieves the basis for exactly such opportunities.
Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences and Public Health - Università degli Studi di Brescia, Brescia (Italy)