On July 30 – June 01, 2021, the international scientific and practical conference “Forensic Science Yesterday and Today” took place online.

The representatives of the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise were invited to the event as long-term partners of the H. Suleymanova Republican Center for Forensic Science (Republic of Uzbekistan), to which the conference was dedicated.

Representatives of the UN, ministries, the judiciary, expert institutions, the Interior Ministry, prosecutors from Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Russia, Armenia, and Moldova, also attended the conference.

Oleh Baulin, Head of the Department of Scientific Activity and International Cooperation, represented the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise.

Welcoming messages were made at the opening of the conference by:

  • Akram Khalilov, Director of the H. Suleymanova Republican Center for Forensic Science;
  • Ruslanbek Davlietov, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan;
  • Kozimzhon Komilov, Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan;
  • Ashita Mittal, UNODC Regional Representative for Central Asia;
  • Justice Tittey, ChiefLaboratory and Scientific Section of the UNODC Headquarters in Vienna and others.

Oleh Baulin in his report on “Forensic accounting of human genomic information in Ukraine: yesterday and today” spoke about the features of automated human DNA accounting in Ukraine, which is in accordance with the Instruction on the organization of forensic accounting of the Interior Ministry, and taking into account the recommendations of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes. He also analyzed the provisions, current regulations, international documents, bills on genomic information.

In addition, identified the existing risks in the field of human rights, as well as ensuring the objectivity of the conclusions of forensic biological examination, and ways to correct them.

Participants noted the high level of organization of the event, as well as the relevance of the issues that were addressed. Reports on the collection, storage, and use of DNA information that can be used to identify a person have raised topical issues of protecting the privacy of citizens.

The exchange of experience contributes to the development of the effectiveness of all government agencies in the field of justice.