One of the main responsibilities of public institutions is to ensure the safety of its citizens and protection of their rights. When addressing these challenges, particular importance is given to court expert investigations. The European Council raised the task: to create a unified European forensic science area until 2020. In order to carry out this task, it is necessary to achieve cooperation between different countries in the field of forensic science, to implement general forensic science standards. The aim of article is to examine the problems of criminalists’ international cooperation. Lithuanian criminalists joined the process of guidelines implementation for the project of creation of European forensic science area and development of forensic science infrastructure in Europe. Researches of Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) are carrying out the related research since 2005. The article analyses the problems of work organization in expert institutions by analysing the possibility for Lithuania to join the common European forensic science area. The research results show that such work should be coordinated by specific legal acts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-254
JournalJournal of International Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016



  • Forensic science
  • Information
  • European Forensic Science 2020
  • e-Justice
  • Pre-trial investigation

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