The Prüm Implementation, Evaluation & Strengthening of Forensic DNA Data Exchange

2014-06-25 - 2014-06-26

Brussels; Belgium


Forensic DNA databases are potential sources of high-quality cross-national intelligence for law enforcement and judicial purposes, through the inference that two matching genetic profiles found in two different locations originate from the same person.
However, despite the 2005 Prüm Treaty aimed at improving the automatic exchange of forensically-relevant data (such as genetic profiles) between eventually 15 countries, the 2008 European Union legislation requiring all Member States to participate in this exchange framework, and the successful participation of numerous countries, full implementation is proving more difficult than originally anticipated.
During this two-day workshop, academics and representatives of law-enforcement and judicial agencies from various corners of Europe will gather in Brussels to share their views on the potentials of Prüm for exchanging forensic DNA data between countries, the obstacles to this exchange and the solutions which facilitate it.
On the first day, a series of short presentations will illustrate results from Prüm. Ample opportunities for discussion will be provided during the breaks, lunch and the super at the Museum of Natural History.
On the second day, short presentations and a round table will illustrate the obstacles to Prüm and solutions foreseen by different institutions.
The PIES project is a European Commission co-funded project that aspires to stimulate the exchange of forensic DNA data under Prüm through several activities. This workshop is one of them.
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