Representatives of Kyiv Research Institute of Forensic Expertise consisting of Oleksandr Ruvin, Director, Tetiana Holikova, Deputy Director for Expert Work and Tetiana Pereimyvovk, Chief Forensic Expert joined the all-Ukrainian scientific and practical conference “Topical issues of forensic expertise”. The event was devoted the 15th anniversary of the establishment of Dnipro Research Institute of Forensic Expertise.

The conference was attended by representatives of state authorities and local self-government, law enforcement agencies, the judiciary, forensic institutions of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Security Service of Ukraine and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

Topical issues of forensic expertise were discussed during the plenary sessions. In particular, the participants’ reports were devoted to the study of the international experience of expert provision of forensic proceedings, judicial reform, improvement of the norms of appointment and conducting of forensic expertise, legal regulation etc.

Tetiana Pereimyvovk, Chief Forensic Expert of the Economic Research Laboratory of KFI, presented a report to his colleagues on the topic “Features of estimating the amount of lost income in conducting forensic economic expertise”.

Within two working days the participants of the conference had discussed the competence of forensic experts, priority areas for the development of forensic expertise as well as professional and ethical principles in the forensic expertise system within the framework of European integration processes.

It was also mentioned about the implementation of the work of forensic experts in accordance with the requirements of the ISO/IEC international standard as well as the activity of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI). Kyiv Research Institute of Forensic Expertise is represented the Ukrainian side in this organization from the system of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.

The event attracted the attention of a wide range of scientists and practitioners and this in its turn would contribute to the further development of forensic expertise and criminalistics. A general discussion on the problems in question and summing up the results took place at the end of the conference “Topical issues of forensic expertise”.