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1 EU TWINNING PROJECT Improving the Skills of Forensic Experts AB Eşleştirme Projesi Adli Bilim Uzmanlarının Becerilerinin Geliştirilmesi CLOSING EVENT / KAPANIŞ TOPLANTISI RTA: Dr. Pedro Manuel Garamendi RTA Counterpart: Dr. İpek Esen Melez İSTANBUL April 19 th Nisan 2013

2 MInistry of Justice The Netherlands Ministry of Justice Ministry of Interior Turkey MInistry of Justice Ministry of Interior Spain

3 EU TWINNING PROJECTS EU development tool of Public Administration in countries candidate to access EU. Candidates (EU Enlargement Strategy 2009): Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia y Herzegovina, Kosovo, Turkey e Iceland. EU Financial funds. Funds Twinning Project eligible Contracting Authority TR/2008/JH/IB/01 : 2,005,735.

4 Backgrounds TWINNING PROJECTS: Project purpose is the result of previous Twinning Projects conclusions and recommendations. Most important previous EU activities in relation with forensic experts training in Turkey have been: - Judicial Modernization and Penal Reform in Turkey Project (JMPR) aimed at supporting the reforms and the efforts planned or already under implementation by Turkish authorities, on the basis of European standards shared by the European Commission and the Council of Europe. The programme started on 2003 and ended in Strengthening the Police Forensic Capacity which started on 2005 and ended on Enhancement of the professionalism of the Turkish Gendarmerie in its law enforcement activities which started on 2004 and ended in TURKISH FORENSIC INSITITUTIONS AND ADMINISTRATION INITIATIVES: - Continuous Education Strategy of forensic experts design - Quality Management Strategies implemented. ISO accreditation in Forensic Sciences. - Different collaborative initiatives with EU - Full integration of Turkish Forensic Sciences labs in international networks (ENFSI, FASE, IALM)

5 Main Objectives and Benchmarks Overall objective: To contribute to the functioning judicial system through improving the standards of the forensic services in Turkey –BENCHMARK: Decrease the decisions due to the violation of Article 2 because of inefficient forensic investigation. Mandatory Result 1: Improved Forensic Capacity of the Council of Forensic Medicine (ATK), Criminal Laboratories of the Police (KPL) and Gendarmerie (JKDB). Update forensic analysis methods in line with the EU standards. –BENCHMARK 1.1: At least 130 forensic personnel from ATK, 130 from JKDB, 130 from KPL will be trained till the first months of 2012 (Components 1 and 2) Mandatory Result 2: Quality and Credibility of forensic expert reports in the BC institutions involved will improve –BENCHMARK 2.1:At least Four methods of the involved laboratories will be accredited according to ISO till the first months of 2012 (Component 3) –BENCHMARK 2.2: Best practice manual on crime scene investigation methods of JKDB and KPL will be ready according to ISO (Component 4)

6 Twinning Team

7 Duration of the Project: 25 months (March 2011 / April 2013) International Experts. Trainers: 108; Turkish Participants (units): 1037 Working days in Turkey & EU MS:359 Days/trainee:4.17 Days/activity: 3.95 Trainees/activity: 16.20

8 EU Short Term Experts Providers: Spain: Ministry of Justice, Ministry of the Interior and Spanish Universities Holland: Netherlands Forensic Institute and Dutch Police Forces National Forensic Institute of Portugal Legal Medicine Institute of Münster (Germany) Legal Medicine Institute of Bern (Switzerland) Legal Medicine Institute of Leuven (Belgium) University of Padova (Italy)

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13 Main Results Mandatory Result 1. Benchmark 1.1: – 1037 participants in 22 fields of expertise (364 extra training units in ATK, 87 in KPL and 82 in JKDB). Achieved. Mandatory result 2. Benchmark 2.1: – At least 4 laboratory methods are ready for accreditation on ISO Achieved Mandatory result 2. Benchmark 2.2: – BPM on CSI according to ISO Achieved General Indicator in Mandatory result 1 (Overall Objetive): – 36 Resolutions of ECHR were discussed between Turkish and EU MS experts (judges, prosecutors, police forces and forensic personnel). Achieved

14 Best Practice Manual on CSI according to ISO Methods ready to be accredited by Institution ISO/IEC ExplosivesDigital Technology GSR by SEM Fire Debris Drugs in organic samples Drugs in non- organic samples Forensic Genetics ATKYESNO YES KPLYES NO YES JKDBYES YES------

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16 Other visibility issues Publication of BPM on CSI in Turkish (2000 copies and pdf version) Publication of book of ECHR resolutions about Human Rights preservation (50 copies) Translation into English of Guidelines of Spanish Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Odontology Society (pdf version available for Turkish experts) Scientific paper about Twinning Project published in Spanish journal of Legal Medicine (Cuadernos de Medicina Forense. 2012)(scielo, SCOPUS, IBECS e IME) Agreed Guidelines on basic procedures in Forensic Microbiology Collaboration in IALM international congress 2012 in Istanbul (Forensic toxicology workshop) Website of the Project:

17 Keys of Success Working Team: Twinning Team (Mrs Pınar Çelebioğlu Cera Sanz and Ms Hande Arlı), Heads of Departments and all Turkish experts involved. EU MS Short Term Experts. Mrs. Ana García-Rojo (key expert in Police issues). Senior Project Officer (Dr. Yalçın Büyük) Establishment of a solid scientific network between EU and Turkish forensic experts in different fields of expertise Smooth Cooperation of CFCU (Ms Süreyya Erkan), EUD (Mr. Gerhard Salzer and Ms Ayse Nur Onsoy) and EU Headquarters Full committment of Turkish institutions Full political committment

18 İlginiz için çok teşekkür ederiz Thank you very much for your attention


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