Oleksandr Ruvin, Director of Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine visited the Institute of Criminalistics in Prague, Czech Republic.
During the working visit, the Head of KFI had the opportunity to congratulate his foreign colleagues on the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Institute of Criminalistics in Prague and to take part in the work of the international scientific-practical conference dedicated to the anniversary.
The conference entitled “Quo vadis, European Forensics?” gathered together representatives of over 50 expert institutions of the leading countries of the world.
The participants discussed current trends in the development of European legal expertise, issues of standardization and accreditation in the field of forensic expertise, deepening international cooperation and the development of new common methods for conducting forensic examinations, innovations in forensic activities.
In his welcoming speech, the director of KFI noted that the Kiev NDISE and the Prague Institute of Criminalistics unite the desire to ensure justice in the countries. Forensic experts work for the sake of justice and make every effort to ensure that their work is substantial, modern and constantly improved.
Lubosh Kotiag, Director of the Institute of Criminalistics in Prague agreed with this statement, noting that the system for investigating crimes has changed dramatically with the advent of scientific and technical research in court cases. This gave a start to a new century in which science entered into the fight against crime. Now law and science create a solid foundation for ensuring the safety of citizens’ lives.
In general, the conference participants agreed that the safety and fate of many people depend on the work of forensic experts, criminologists and law enforcement officers. It is important that representatives of expert and law enforcement agencies to be honest and fair, act in accordance with the letter of the law and strive for continuous development.