the Inirr ready to receive the first requests from victims

the Inirr ready to receive the first requests from victims

The Independent National Authority for Recognition and Reparation (Inirr) has announced that it is ready to receive the first requests from victims of child crime in the Church.

The creation of the Inirr had been decided last November by the conference of bishops of France after the shock report by Jean Marc Sauvé reporting 330,000 victims of pedocrime in the Church since 1950. If the composition of the body is still in progress, its operation has just been revealed.

The objective of this new body is to set up restorative justice. Chaired by the jurist Marie Derain de Vaucresson, the Inirr is intended for victims assaulted in Catholic enclosures. Thanks to the launch this Thursday, February 24 of the websiteall recognition or repair requests can now be registered via a specific email address.

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Requests examined on a case-by-case basis

Once identified, each of the requests will then be followed up by a referent who will work with the victim to determine the nature of the facts, their consequences over time, as well as the expectations of the applicant. The file will then be submitted to a college of experts made up of psychiatrists, magistrates, or representatives of victim support associations.

Together they will then determine the most appropriate response to each of the requests: strong symbolic word, mediation proposal, but also financial compensation, the body ensures that each of the requests will be examined on a case-by-case basis.

With the Recognition and Reparation Commission, the Inirr is the second body ready to receive requests from victims of pedocrime in the Church.

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