October 2019
EUAM Deputy Head on Ukraine’s criminal code: ‘Punishment should not be an act of violence’

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EUAM assists in advancing advocacy skills of Kyiv prosecutors
Estonian police visit the Kirovohrad region to support the fight against organised crime

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EUAM extends cooperation with State Bureau of Investigation by signing Memorandum of Understanding

Ukraine’s IBM Strategy: proper implementation will be true measure of success

The IBM Strategy and Action Plan spells out the detail. It is the template through which Ukrainian institutions can achieve their border-management objectives. Finland was the first country to adopt IBM, and I can tell you that it is a successful model."
Over the 14 years I have been coming and going from Ukraine, I probably pay more attention than most to border crossing. That is partly due to the roles I have held for European Union border assistance programmes in Ukraine, and because I started my professional career as a border guard in Finland. I was born not far from the Finland-Russia border, so I do not need reminding not only of the core operational importance of border management to a nation’s internal security, but also of the deep symbolism of borders and how they (literally) set out the parametres of one’s national identity. 

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Heike Kottmann, EUAM Adviser/Trainer on Criminal Investigations (Odesa)

Have you met Heike? She is an investigator from Germany, currently working as an EUAM Advisor in Odesa. She explains what it feels like to wear men’s protection gear whilst serving as one of the first women in a Riot Unit in Germany. Heike is not alone. Women are an integral part of the civilian security sector and their work is crucial to make it accountable, efficient and trusted. Share this video to mark the 19th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.

Finding invisible traces

How to collect criminal evidence invisible to the naked eye?  The answer to this tangled question was provided by a team of international experts, who conducted a Crime Scene Photography Training organised by EUAM last week in Lviv. 
The participants were inspector-criminalist from all regions of Ukraine, who are among the first police officers to arrive to a crime scene. As such, their job requires a set of complex skills including knowledge of biology, chemistry and photography. Their cameras document traces of evidence which can be invisible for a human, but can play a vital role in the investigation and sentencing of the perpetrator. Consequently, their skills must be updated constantly to detect and secure evidence under adverse conditions. 
With the modern forensic equipment previously donated by EUAM, the participants of the training had an opportunity to master their skills in photographing complicated dust traces, latent traces of blood and invisible traces identified using the alternative light sources.

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Finding invisible traces
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