Oleksandr Ruvin, Director of Kyiv Forensic Science Research Institute and Assistant Director Andriy Poltavskyi took part in the International Scientific and Practical Conference “Current Issues of Forensic Expertise and Forensic Science” in Kharkiv.
The event was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mykhailo Saltevskyi, a leading expert in forensic science and criminalistics. There were the representatives of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine (Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa, Donetsk, Lviv, Dnipro Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise), the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, other organizations, as well as delegates of forensic institutions of Turkey, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Moldova, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Armenia.
The speakers reported on the current problems of criminalistics and criminal procedure, general provisions of forensic expert activity, engineering, technical, economic, commodity, psychological and other types of forensic examinations and expert studies.
The reports of the participants of KFI, in particular, were devoted to the standardization of forensic expertise in Ukraine as an important prerequisite for the recognition of the reliability of judicial evidence and certain problematic aspects of the use of fingerprinting information in the disclosure of crimes.
According to Oleksandr Ruvin, the director of KFI, the issues of standardization of forensic expertise, or, to be precisely, the activities on forensic expert support of justice today appears to be particularly relevant.
“The planned activities on implementation of ISO/IEC quality management systems harmonized in Ukraine, integration into international forensic institutions, in particular ENFSI, participation in the work of international expert commissions, and other events, provide an opportunity to create production, scientific and methodological preconditions for the achievement of forensic Ukraine’s expertise of the world level”, emphasizes Oleksandr Ruvin.
Such events, as it was noted by the participants, allow establishing new scientific contacts and the development of creative relationships. Scientific discussions open up new ways and approaches to solving problems facing forensic expertise and forensic science, and they are becoming the basis for further development of science and practice of expert support of active justice.