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Presence in Albania helped identify areas for improvement at the Police Forensic Science Laboratory

Category
Mission Activity
Date(s)
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Subject
Policing
Subject
Policing
Date(s)
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Region
South-Eastern Europe
Keywords
forensics

Summary

Between 19 and 23 October the Presence in Albania, with the help of a DNA expert from the United Kingdom, conducted a five-day Quality Assurance ISO/IEC 17025 linked gap analysis at the State Police Forensic Laboratory. This activity is a component of overall Presence efforts aiming at bringing the values and conduct of public safety officials further in line with international standards.

The quality assurance analysis also identified gaps in DNA analysis in Albania, which should be addressed if ISO standards are to be achieved. These gaps are linked to the processing standards and to the capabilities of personnel working at all levels in the laboratory.

In addition, this process will enable the Presence to assist in developing local ownership and accountability, as well as provide a basis for cross-border co-operation in this area, as the expert’s report will form part of the laboratory’s development plan to raise its overall quality standards.

Information

Added on
20 Jun 2016
Origin
OSCE Presence in Albania
Origin description

Mak Albania Hotel, 1st Floor
Sheshi "Italia"
Tirana
Albania
Office: +355 4 223 59 93
Fax: +355 4 223 59 94
pm-al@osce.org

Region
Albania
Keywords
forensics
Rights
OSCE