Press Release

UNODC organized training for Ukrainian female criminal justice experts on identification and tracing of firearms

16 September 2021

On 8 September 2021, UNODC, through its Global Firearms Programme (GFP), organized practical training on the investigation and prosecution of firearms trafficking in Ukraine.

15 female criminal justice practitioners from the Prosecutor General’s Office, Security Service of Ukraine and the State Bureau of Investigations participated in the capacity building event, including prosecutors, investigators and operative search officers who work on firearms-related crimes. The training was organized in line with UNODC’s Strategy for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (2018–2021).

The event focused on enhancing the knowledge of the participants in conducting investigations and the prosecution of firearms trafficking cases by understanding how firearms identification and tracing contribute to solving cases with transnational elements. Participants acquired knowledge about the identification of firearms, their parts, components and ammunition, the forms of tracing, stages of tracing, and the tracing procedure.

The training provided knowledge about how information obtained from firearms tracing can be used to guide law enforcement in the detection, investigation and prosecution of firearms trafficking and its links to organized crime or terrorism.

The event was supported through the generous contribution of Germany.

UNODC organized training for Ukrainian female criminal justice experts on identification and tracing of firearms

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