Difference between revisions of "Kuwait"

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**[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/09/14/kuwait-plans-to-create-a-huge-dna-database-of-resident-and-visitors-scientists-are-appalled/ Washington Post: Kuwait plans to create a huge DNA database of residents and visitors. Scientists are appalled (14th September 2016)]
 
**[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/09/14/kuwait-plans-to-create-a-huge-dna-database-of-resident-and-visitors-scientists-are-appalled/ Washington Post: Kuwait plans to create a huge DNA database of residents and visitors. Scientists are appalled (14th September 2016)]
 
**[https://www.newscientist.com/article/2105483-kuwaits-mass-dna-database-is-a-huge-attack-on-genetic-privacy/ New Scientist: Kuwait’s mass DNA database is a huge attack on genetic privacy (12th September 2016)]
 
**[https://www.newscientist.com/article/2105483-kuwaits-mass-dna-database-is-a-huge-attack-on-genetic-privacy/ New Scientist: Kuwait’s mass DNA database is a huge attack on genetic privacy (12th September 2016)]
**[http://www.aljarida.com/articles/1468230083093344800/ Aljarida: DNA refers three citizens to prosecution (in Arabic) (11th July 2015)]
 
 
**[http://news.kuwaittimes.net/website/the-dna-law/ Kuwait Times: The DNA law (11th September 2016)]
 
**[http://news.kuwaittimes.net/website/the-dna-law/ Kuwait Times: The DNA law (11th September 2016)]
 
**[http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-09/esoh-nkl090816.php EurekAlert: New Kuwaiti law on the collection of human DNA threatens scientific collaboration (8th September 2016)]
 
**[http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-09/esoh-nkl090816.php EurekAlert: New Kuwaiti law on the collection of human DNA threatens scientific collaboration (8th September 2016)]
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**[http://fusion.net/story/339574/kuwaits-new-dna-collection-law-is-scarier-than-we-ever-imagined/ Fusion: Kuwait’s new DNA collection law is scarier than we ever imagined (24th August 2016)]
 
**[http://fusion.net/story/339574/kuwaits-new-dna-collection-law-is-scarier-than-we-ever-imagined/ Fusion: Kuwait’s new DNA collection law is scarier than we ever imagined (24th August 2016)]
 
**[http://www.arabtimesonline.com/news/sanctions-planned-dodgers-dna-no-tolerance/ Arab Times: Sanctions planned for dodgers of DNA – No tolerance (21st August 2016)]
 
**[http://www.arabtimesonline.com/news/sanctions-planned-dodgers-dna-no-tolerance/ Arab Times: Sanctions planned for dodgers of DNA – No tolerance (21st August 2016)]
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**[[http://www.arabtimesonline.com/news/moi-update-data-citizenship-files-exercise-prelude-start-dna-testing/ Arab Times: MoI to update data in citizenship files – Exercise a prelude to start of DNA testing (20th August 2016)
 
**[http://www.arabtimesonline.com/news/dna-checks-cover-citizens-expats-bedoun-plan-limit-foreigners-stay-country/ Arab Times: DNA checks to cover all citizens, expats, bedoun – Plan to limit foreigners stay in country (18th August 2016)]
 
**[http://www.arabtimesonline.com/news/dna-checks-cover-citizens-expats-bedoun-plan-limit-foreigners-stay-country/ Arab Times: DNA checks to cover all citizens, expats, bedoun – Plan to limit foreigners stay in country (18th August 2016)]
 
**[http://www.arabtimesonline.com/news/citizenship-obtained-fraud-will-withdrawn/ Arab Times:‘Citizenship obtained by fraud will be withdrawn’ (17th August 2016)]
 
**[http://www.arabtimesonline.com/news/citizenship-obtained-fraud-will-withdrawn/ Arab Times:‘Citizenship obtained by fraud will be withdrawn’ (17th August 2016)]
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**[http://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2015/07/14/kuwait-mandatory-dna-testing/ The New Daily: This nation has made DNA testing mandatory (14th July 2015)]
 
**[http://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2015/07/14/kuwait-mandatory-dna-testing/ The New Daily: This nation has made DNA testing mandatory (14th July 2015)]
 
**[http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/kuwait-justify-mandatory-dna-testing-150713200708228.html Al Jazeera: Can Kuwait justify mandatory DNA testing? (13th July 2015)]
 
**[http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/kuwait-justify-mandatory-dna-testing-150713200708228.html Al Jazeera: Can Kuwait justify mandatory DNA testing? (13th July 2015)]
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**[http://www.aljarida.com/articles/1468230083093344800/ Aljarida: DNA refers three citizens to prosecution (in Arabic) (11th July 2015)]
 
**[http://news.kuwaittimes.net/pdf/2015/jun/28/p06.pdf Kuwait Times: US State Department Human Rights Report 2014 - Kuwait (28th June 2015)]
 
**[http://news.kuwaittimes.net/pdf/2015/jun/28/p06.pdf Kuwait Times: US State Department Human Rights Report 2014 - Kuwait (28th June 2015)]
 
**[http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/science/kuwait-makes-residents-dna-tests-6056763 Kuwait makes all residents have DNA tests - or face prison (13th July 2015)]
 
**[http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/science/kuwait-makes-residents-dna-tests-6056763 Kuwait makes all residents have DNA tests - or face prison (13th July 2015)]

Revision as of 00:06, 20 September 2016

Kuwait set up its DNA database in 2002, with no specific DNA database legislation. There were renewed calls in 2012 for expansion. In 2015, Kuwait adopted a law making it mandatory for all citizens and foreign residents to be on a national DNA database.

The 2008 Interpol survey reports that 393 crime scene DNA profiles and 3,958 individuals' profiles were held in Kuwait at the time of the survey. According to Interpol, Kuwait's DNA database grew to 2,500 crime scene DNA profiles, 12,000 reference DNA profiles from individuals, 33 missing persons' DNA profiles, plus 58 unidentified human remains DNA profiles in 2011.

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