Netherlands Institute visits Rwanda

Netherlands Institute visits Rwanda

Netherlands Forensic Institute discussing with Rwandan Police

Netherlands Forensic Institute discussing with Rwandan Police

A delegation of five forensic experts from the Netherlands Forensic Institute are in Rwanda to assess and offer support in the field of forensic science.

Headed by Doris Eerhart-Waslander, Senior Scientific Support Cordinator and the International Forensic Advisor at Netherlands Forensic Institute visited Rwanda National Police (RNP) on March 31, 2014 to tour the force’s forensic field.

The visit is aimed at further assessing and supporting the force in the field of forensic science.

Chief Supt. Morris Muligo, the Director of Kigali Forensic Laboratory said the centre conducts DNA sampling, document examination and fingerprint analysis among others.

The Head of the delegation, Doris said the RNP has made tremendous step in assisting the justice sector “basing on the history of the country and the few years of the Rwanda National Police existence.”

Their visit to assess the RNP’s training needs, especially in the field of forensic science, followed that of the Netherland’s Minister for Migration and State Secretary for security and Justice, in January this year who had pledged to support the force in various fields.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) in charge of Administration and Personnel, Stanley Nsabimana briefed them on the force’s achievements in the last 14 years including professional crime scene management and the establishment of a forensic laboratory to assist the justice sector by providing forensic evidences.

The delegation also visited Kigali Forensic Laboratory (KFL), Isange One Stop Centre at Kacyiru Police Hospital (KPH), which offers free medical medical, psycho-socio and legal services to GBV victims.

The Dutch government, through its embassy in Kigali, supports Rwanda National Police in various policing areas including the anti-gender violence campaign.

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