RiVi project - Rights of Victims of Survived Bodily Harm: Improved Access to Clinical Forensic Examinations

Beginn der Veranstaltung
26.11.2020 10:00 Uhr
Ende der Veranstaltung
26.11.2020 15:00 Uhr
Online Veranstaltung

RiVi project - Rights of Victims of Survived Bodily Harm: Improved Access to Clinical Forensic Examinations


Date: 26th of November 2020; 10:00 – 15:00 (Austrian time, CET)

The event is part of the EU-financed RiVi project on “Rights of Victims of Survived Bodily Harm: Improved Access to Clinical Forensic Examinations”. The aim is to sensitize professionals who are the first contact points for victims of violence on victim’s rights with a focus on gender-based violence against women as well as on the important role of clinical forensic examinations in case the criminal offence will be brought to court. Additionally it is not only to explain how to carry out the technical examination, documentation and storage, but also about the need of a patient-centred conversation based on trust and safety. The person exposed to violence should be strengthened, supported and informed about appropriate support structures so she or he is able to take further decisions. In that context it is highly important to promote already well-established good practices of professional clinical forensic examinations demonstrating how it can work.

The event is public and accessible without participation fee.


Please register until 19th of November 2020 by sending the registration form attached to the following Email address: rebecca.eusemann@humanrights.at

Links to the plenary session and the workshop chosen as well as technical instructions will be sent shortly before the event. 

Agenda 10.00 – 10.30

Log in/Technical check

10.30 - 10.45


Agnes Taibl (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights, Austria, coordinator of the RiVi project)

10.45 - 11.15

Victims of crime and the legal regulations of their rights according to the Directive 2012/20/EU

Michal Malacka (Faculty of Law at Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic)

11.15 - 11.45

Victims of violence from a women’s rights perspective

Sabine Mandl (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights, Austria)

11.45 – 12.15


12.15 – 12.45

Clinical forensic examination, including recognizing symptoms and signs of violence, collecting evidence and how to do documentation (e.g. photographs)

Kathrin Yen (University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany)

12.45 – 13.15

How to communicate and support women who have experienced violence? A client-centred conversation, including referral to victim support structures.

Ruth Mason (Women’s Aid England, tbc)

13.15 – 13.45

Good-Practice example: ProBeweis – How it can work.

Michael Klintschar (Hannover Medical School, Germany)

13.45 – 14.30

In the following workshops participants can discuss the topics presented with the respective experts.

Workshop 1: Victim’s Rights with Michal Malacka and Sabine Mandl

Workshop 2: Clinical forensic examination and how it can work with Kathrin Yen (tbc) and Michael Klintschar

Workshop 3: Client-centred conversation and support with Ruth Mason (tbc)

14.30 – 15.00

Closing Session

Short summary of key messages from the workshops