Deputies have supported a project on forensic strengthening

During discussion of forensic expertise issues in the Majilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan deputies has voiced their support to the Ministry of Justice in regards to their initiatives to reform forensic expertise system in Kazakhstan.

Mr. Beketayev, the Minister of Justice presenting current state and prospects for development of the forensic examination, was a key speaker on this issue. He highlighted activities of a joint project of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the World Bank – “Strengthening forensics in the Republic of Kazakhstan”. The project is being implemented by the KAZGUU University with an assistance of British partners – King`s College London, Key Forensic Services, QPA Stategies. In their speeches, deputies stressed a need to replenish human resources and strengthen material and technical equipment of regional laboratories.

Initiatives undertaken by a relevant department to reform the Forensic system, in general, were supported.

According to results of the discussions in Majilis, relevant recommendationsх were adopted.

As part of the Event, an exhibition of modern forensic expert equipment of various fields of application – trasological, gemmological, chemical and biological, was organized; and information boards and video materials on activities of the Center for Forensic Examination were presented.

The Project experts, presented its Booth, answered a number of interested questions from members of the Parliament about work done and results achieved, and forecasts for the future.