UNODC strengthens the expertise of Turkmen forensic experts in the estimation of uncertainty in measurement

Forensic science has fundamental importance for the criminal justice system. The compliance of national forensic institutions with internationally recognized standards is one of the key conditions for upholding the rule of law, ensuring equal access to justice for all and decreasing the number of false sentences.

UNODC conducted a training on 1-2 December aimed to strengthen forensic experts’ knowledge and skills in the estimation of measurement uncertainties during the drug testing laboratory activities, as well as introducing to forensic experts from Turkmenistan the updated ILAC G19:06/2022 requirements for forensic science processes.

The training was organized under the training programme developed during the needs assessment conducted by a UNODC expert in 2019 and is another step towards strengthening the professional expertise and skills of Turkmen forensic experts and creating a pool of well-trained forensic experts in Turkmenistan.

The training was conducted under the UNODC’s initiative on “Strengthening forensic services in Turkmenistan” and implemented with financial support from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).