Abu Dhabi: The forensic laboratories at the Centre for Criminal and Electronic Sciences of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) have received international accreditation in forensic tests, making it a first for the electronic laboratory.
The chemical laboratory has also renewed its accreditation certificate for the second term (a cycle of four years) after being accredited in 2019 for testing toxins, narcotic substances, and seized items.
Mr. Youssef Saeed Al-Abri, Under-Secretary of ADJD, confirmed that receiving international accreditation by all forensic labs of ADJD reflects the success in developing the judicial system, following the directives of the wise leadership headed by President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the continuous supervision by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan to accelerate modernisation and keep abreast of developments, while guaranteeing the efficiency of justice and promoting the role of the judiciary in enhancing the competitiveness and leadership of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Mr. Al-Abri added that receiving an international certificate from the renowned American National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is a significant achievement for forensic laboratories.
Mr. Saeed Al-Amoudi, Director of the Centre for Forensic and Electronic Sciences, underscored the importance of international accreditation in forensic testing. According to Mr. Al-Amoudi, the accreditation proves the inclusiveness of the services provided and the adoption of the best international standards in conducting tests, whether in a chemical laboratory equipped with the latest technologies and testing devices to conduct specialised examinations.
The Director further praised the role of the work teams at the Centre for Forensic and Electronic Sciences and their efforts in performing their duties according to the internationally required specifications.