Difference between revisions of "Kuwait"

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**[https://www.statnews.com/2016/09/29/dna-tests-kuwait-mandate/ Stat: Opposition stirring to Kuwaiti law mandating DNA tests for all residents (29th September 2016)]
 
**[http://www.arabtimesonline.com/news/dna-test-2017/ Arab Times: DNA test in 2017 (27th September 2016)]
 
**[http://www.arabtimesonline.com/news/dna-test-2017/ Arab Times: DNA test in 2017 (27th September 2016)]
 
**[http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/kuwait/dna-collection-controversy-resurfaces-amid-kuwait-s-shift-to-electronic-passports-1.1901562 Gulf News: DNA collection controversy resurfaces amid Kuwait’s shift to electronic passports (26th September 2016)]
 
**[http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/kuwait/dna-collection-controversy-resurfaces-amid-kuwait-s-shift-to-electronic-passports-1.1901562 Gulf News: DNA collection controversy resurfaces amid Kuwait’s shift to electronic passports (26th September 2016)]
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**[http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/09/kuwait-dna-database/ Ars Technica UK: http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/09/kuwait-dna-database/ To fight terrorism, Kuwait will store DNA of all 3.5M residents plus visitors (23rd September 2016)]
 
**[http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/09/kuwait-dna-database/ Ars Technica UK: http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/09/kuwait-dna-database/ To fight terrorism, Kuwait will store DNA of all 3.5M residents plus visitors (23rd September 2016)]
 
**[http://www.aloulalaw.com/en/NewsDetails.aspx?EditId=439 Al Oula Law: Lawyer Adel Abdulhadi challenges DNA Law No. 78/2015 before Constitutional Court (23rd September 2016)]  
 
**[http://www.aloulalaw.com/en/NewsDetails.aspx?EditId=439 Al Oula Law: Lawyer Adel Abdulhadi challenges DNA Law No. 78/2015 before Constitutional Court (23rd September 2016)]  
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**[http://www.arabtimesonline.com/news/e-passport-system-dna-law-implementation-start-nov-law-not-aimed-reveal-family-secrets-al-jarrah/ Arab Times: ‘E-passport system, DNA law implementation to start Nov’ – Law not aimed to reveal family secrets: Al-Jarrah (23nd September 2016)]
 
**[http://blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/2016/09/dna-papers-please/ Practical Ethics Blog: DNA papers, please (23rd September 2016)]
 
**[http://blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/2016/09/dna-papers-please/ Practical Ethics Blog: DNA papers, please (23rd September 2016)]
 
**[https://www.newscientist.com/article/2106835-kuwait-lawyers-fight-worlds-first-mandatory-dna-sampling-law/ New Scientist: Kuwait lawyers fight world’s first mandatory DNA sampling law (22nd September 2016)]
 
**[https://www.newscientist.com/article/2106835-kuwait-lawyers-fight-worlds-first-mandatory-dna-sampling-law/ New Scientist: Kuwait lawyers fight world’s first mandatory DNA sampling law (22nd September 2016)]

Revision as of 03:05, 3 October 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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