The police must follow specific rules when interacting with victims who bring a complaint. When dealing with victims, police offers must always respect their human dignity, avoid any appearance of bias, and refrain from any discriminating behaviour. Victims must be addressed with courtesy and treated considerately in all official dealings.
Police, public prosecutor, court
A special provision in the Code of Criminal Procedure obliges the criminal police, the public prosecutors and the court to consider the rights and interests of the victims throughout the entire proceedings. They must ensure that the personal privacy of a victim as well as their personal dignity is respected.
If a case is settled out of court by the public prosecutor or the court (see Special types of proceedings / Extrajudicial settlement), they must again promote the rights and interests of victims to the greatest extent possible.
If a case is settled out of court by the public prosecutor or the court (see Restorative justice / Extrajudicial settlement) they must again promote the rights and interests of victims to the greatest extent possible.