UNODC and Forensic Service Publish New Dictionary to Support Forensic Expertise in Terrorism and Extremism Cases in the Kyrgyz Republic

Together with the State Forensic Service under the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic, UNODC recently presented a new “Russian-Kyrgyz dictionary on basic concepts of forensic linguistic, religious and psychological expertise”.

The State Forensic Service presented the dictionary, the first of its kind, at a press conference, which gathered some 40 representatives of media, lawyers, prosecutors and other criminal justice practitioners, academics, and representatives of the national commission on state language and language policies under the President of the Kyrgyz Republic.

“This publication was developed and issued in accordance with our current needs and in compliance with the state policy in the religious sphere”, said Mr. Imanil Kochkorbaev, Chairman of the State Forensic Service under the Ministry of Justice. “

The dictionary is intended for forensic experts, lawyers, investigators, prosecutors, judges and a wide range of other stakeholders.

“This is the first experience with the development of such a terminological dictionary to support forensic services in the Kyrgyz Republic”, says Mr. Koen Marquering, Manager of UNODC’s Criminal Justice Program in Central Asia.

The dictionary can be used in conjunction with a methodological handbook, which was also presented at the press conference. This handbook offers guidance to forensic experts who conduct comprehensive religious and psycho-linguistic expertise in terrorism and extremism related cases.

“To strengthen forensic services in the Kyrgyz Republic and the Central Asia region more broadly, UNODC provides comprehensive supported geared towards preparing forensic laboratories for international accreditation in line with ISO standards”, Marquering notes.  

In September, staff from the Forensic Service’s Department of Linguistic, Religious Studies and Psychological Expertise visited the Middle Volga Regional Center for Forensic Examination in the city of Kazan. During the visit, the Kyrgyz forensic experts studied the procedures and scientific methods used for forensic examinations at the Middle Volga center. They also benefited from a training by forensic experts from the center, who shared their experience with forensic expertise in both criminal and civil cases.

Earlier, UNODC invited international experts from Georgia who conducted an assessment of the State Forensic Service’s readiness for international accreditation. Based on the assessment mission, the experts provided professional advice to the State Forensic Service in preparing the main documents to apply for accreditation to the Kyrgyz Accreditation Center under the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic.

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