EU Project Pravo-Justice Handed Over to the Ministry of Justice the Fifth State-of-the-art 3D Scanner to Facilitate Forensic Expertise

On July 28, the EU Project Pravo-Justice handed over another modern 3D scanner to the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine for conducting examinations in criminal proceedings regarding the investigation of crimes committed by the Russian Federation. This is the fifth 3D scanner that the Project has handed over to the Ministry since the start of the full-scale military invasion.

“The EU Project Pravo-Justice is aware of the crucial importance of forensic expertise for the justice system, especially in wartime. We are convinced that another 3D scanner provided by us will contribute to increasing the efficiency of forensic expertise and will significantly reduce the risk of injury of forensic experts, who often have to carry out surveys of buildings and territories that are mined or damaged by enemy shelling while recording and assessing the extent of destruction,” said Oleh Mykhaliuk, Key National Expert of the EU Project Pravo-Justice.

For its part, the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine expressed its gratitude to the EU Project Pravo-Justice for the provided equipment.

“It is thanks to the EU Project Pravo-Justice that we have equipped almost the entire forensic expertise system with laser scanners. We are handing over this scanner to the Dnipropetrovsk Research and Development Institute of Forensic Expertise. We hope that the partially occupied territories of Zaporizhzhia and Mykolaiv Oblasts will be liberated soon. Thus, the scanner received from European partners will facilitate the Institute employees to record and document the consequences of war crimes committed by the Russian Federation in the de-occupied territories,” said Andrii Haichenko, Deputy Minister of Justice.

The 3D scanners purchased by the Pravo-Justice Project increase the speed, accuracy, and efficiency of experts’ work many times over, reducing tenfold the time required for examining the crime scene, recording and documenting all the details that are necessary for the investigation and trial. Such a scanner can record up to 2 million parameters in one second; and in 30 seconds, it reproduces a complete three-dimensional picture of the scene with millimeter precision. The scanner allows high-performance scanning of objects at a distance of up to 130 meters. It can be controlled remotely using a tablet. This is especially important, given the extent of mine fields and the consequences of destruction from missile and UAV attacks and artillery shelling.

The 3D scanners previously transferred by the Pravo-Justice Project to the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine are successfully being used by forensic institutes in Kharkiv, Kyiv, Odesa, and Lviv.