On October 26, 2018, the 8th International Scientific and Practical Conference “Countering Crime: Theory and Practice” began at the National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine. This event of the international level was organized by the Academy together with the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine, the Scientific-Research Institute for the Study of Crime Problems named after Academician V.V. Stachis of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine, the Consultative Mission of the European Union to Ukraine and the Office of the Council of Europe in Ukraine.
The event was opened by the rector of the National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine Mykhailo Loshitskyi, who emphasized that the prosecutor’s office is the central body of the state designed to counteract crime, in connection with which he expressed his hopes about the fruitfulness of the work of the conference and the usefulness of the recommendations that will be made.
Deputy Speakers of General Prosecutor Anzhela Stryzhevska and Yevhenii Yenin addressed the audience with salutations.
Anzhela Stryzhevska expressed the wish that the theme of the conference was the question of the effectiveness of the fight against crime: “In addition to the scientific trends of effective fight against crime, I would like the theme of today’s event to be to introduce the achievements of science into practical activities.” After all, as she noted: “We are working to preserve the safety of citizens, their health, honor and dignity …”
Yevhenii Yenin stressed the importance of international cooperation in the field of combating crime. Pointing out that an important link in this matter is the National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine, which provides, in particular, the linguistic training of prosecutors, which facilitates the exchange of information during international cooperation and significantly influences the results of the investigation of crimes in this category.
The meeting was attended by the Senior Advisor on the Prosecutor’s Office of the European Union’s Consultative Mission to Ukraine Carolina Rius Alarco, who emphasized the importance of cooperation between the European Union Consultative Mission and the Ukrainian authorities in the field of combating organized crime.
He welcomed the participants of the conference and shared his country’s experience in crime prevention with the Vice-Rector of the Academy of Law Enforcement at the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Rosa Dosimbekova, who expressed gratitude for the invitation to take part in this event and hoped that the work of the conference would contribute to the implementation of new ideas.
Greeted the participants at the conference also professor of the Department of Criminal Law of the National Academy of Internal Affairs, chairman of the Coordination Bureau for Criminology of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine, Vasyl Shakun, the head of the city center of the All Ukrainian Civic Law Association “Criminal Law Association of Ukraine”, who conveyed greetings to the participants of the event from the leadership of the National Academy Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Research Institute for the Study of Crime Problems named after Academician V.V. Stachysa of NPRr of Ukraine. “Only in close cooperation can we stabilize the state of crime in the state”, – he emphasized.
The Rector of the Academy Mykhailo Loshytskyi pointed out that the holding of the VIII International Scientific and Practical Conference “Counteraction to Crime: Theory and Practice” is dedicated to the anniversary of the formation of the National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine. On this occasion, the Academy staff were awarded with the Diploma of the Prosecutor General, guests and the Academy scholar – the “National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine”, and the Academy’s employees were encouraged by the Diploma and the Gratitude of the Rector.
Mykhailo Loshytskyi invited the participants to the event.
The participants of the conference, including Oleksandr Kostenko, Oleksandr Yarmysh, Ihor Kopotun, Anton Monaenko, Nataliia Yarmish, Mariia Ostrovska, discussed the issues of modern Ukrainian criminology, the concept of “anti-crimes” as a doctrinal basis of ensuring law and order in Ukraine, the anti-criminal resource of modern Ukrainian society, corruption risks and ways of their elimination, veiled extortion of unlawful benefits, involvement of a lawyer in a special criminal procedure (in absentia), opposition to loyalty through improvement of the procedural status of the victim, criminal liability and other criminal-law measures in the system of combating crime in Ukraine, lawful detention and arrest of a person for violation of customs rules and smuggling taking into account the practice of the European Court of Human Rights, prospects for the development of international cooperation in combating crime , as well as issues affecting the successful investigation and trial of organized crime cases.