June 22, 2017 the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine held a meeting with representatives of the structural unites from regions of Ukraine. Oleksandr Ruvin, Director of Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise was one of the speakers of this event.
The meeting participants discussed general results of the activities of the Ministry of Justice and all subordinate bodies to it this year as well as reviewed plans and opportunities for further development in the second half of the year.
Pavlo Petrenko, the Minister of Justice of Ukraine, began the event with the welcoming speech:
«This year we have set ourselves ambitious goals that require the coordinated work of thousands of employees of the justice system. That is why important that all of us, in fact, to be the only team – the team of like-minded people guided shared values», – said the head of the central executive body of Ukraine.
The agenda of the Collegium’s meeting included issues of the functioning of the reform of the justice system, the results of the work and figures on the actual implementation of executive documents, including in favor of the state etc.
An important issue for discussion was the status of the research institutions of Ukraine. The Director of KFI in his speech analyzed the dynamic of indicators of the performance of forensic examinations for the previous years, outlined the most the most demanded experts’ researches and emphasized the general ways of the development of Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise for the future, including: implementation of the international cooperation, material and technical support, development of expert and methodological activities etc.
The participants discussed the strategic plan of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine for the year 2017 which deals with the effective, efficient and coordinated system of justice.
«The strategic plan was prepared by the working group of the Ministry in cooperation with the experts of the EU project, as a result we were able to use the world’s advanced methodologies for strategic planning. When preparing the strategy, we analyzed all internal and external factors that would affect the work of the institution and implementation of planned actions», – stressed Pavlo Petrenko, the Minister of Justice of Ukraine.
The first strategic priority of the action plan is, first of all, ensuring the rule of law in our country. The Ministry of Justice, within the limits of its powers, facilitates the judicial reform in Ukraine, the creation of a modern model of forensic expert system in accordance with the similar progressive institutions of EU member state and rules of the international law.
The main tasks of this direction are the following:
to ensure the principles of independent forensic activity from state authorities and local self-government authorities, courts, bodies of criminal justice and law enforcement bodies;
to implement unified methodological approaches in the performance of forensic examinations and official evaluation of forensic experts;
to strength the interaction between all subjects of forensic activities of Ukraine with the purpose of effective work.
It should be noted that the goals outlined in the strategic plan of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine are already being implemented in Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise and bring results. The development of the international cooperation gave rise the work of KFI in ENFSI (European Network of Forensic Science Institutes), recognition of the professionalism of Ukrainian forensic experts on the world stage, participation of the international working groups in various areas of forensic research.
In addition, the work is actively carried out for certification within the framework of a single integrated quality management system in accordance with the international requirements, which gives grounds for the recognition by international courts of the results of the forensic experts of Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.
Thus, summing up, it should be noted that the current situation is quite promising and Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise will continue active work to protect the human rights and fundamental freedoms of our citizens.