The appointment of an expert examination by a court shall be obligatory in the case of a petition for the appointment of an expert examination by both parties. The appointment of an examination by a court shall also be mandatory at the request of at least one of the parties if the case requires the establishment of the following:
A case party shall have the right to submit to the court an expert conclusion drawn up at his/her request.
The procedure for conducting the expert examination and drawing up the expert conclusions based on the results of the conducted expert examination shall be determined under the current legislation of Ukraine on conducting forensic expert examinations.
The expert conclusion based on the expert examination results, during which the object of examination, which is evidence in the case, was completely or partially destroyed, or its properties were changed, shall not replace the evidence itself and shall not be grounds for exemption from the burden of proof.
The expert conclusion based on the expert examination results, during which the object of examination was completely or partially destroyed, or its properties changed, shall not be considered by the court, except in cases when the person submitting it proves the possibility of additional and repeated expert examination on the issues investigated in the expert conclusion.
The expert conclusion shall state that the conclusion has been prepared for submission to the court and that the expert is aware of the criminal responsibility for a knowingly false conclusion.
An expert who has drawn up a conclusion on the application of a case party shall have the same rights and obligations as an expert who carries out the expert examination on the basis of a court ruling.
Upon the case party’s application on the existence of grounds for dismissal of the expert who prepared the conclusion on behalf of another person, such conclusion shall not be accepted by the court for consideration if the court recognizes the existence of such grounds.
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