Difference between revisions of "Kuwait"

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**[http://www.arabianbusiness.com/politics-economics/381445-kuwait-said-to-scrap-dna-testing-law Arabian Business: Kuwait said to scrap DNA testing law (17th October 2017)]
 
**[http://www.arabianbusiness.com/politics-economics/381445-kuwait-said-to-scrap-dna-testing-law Arabian Business: Kuwait said to scrap DNA testing law (17th October 2017)]
 
**[https://www.newscientist.com/article/2149830-kuwaits-plans-for-mandatory-dna-database-have-been-cancelled/ New Scientist: Kuwait’s plans for mandatory DNA database have been cancelled (9th October 2017)]
 
**[https://www.newscientist.com/article/2149830-kuwaits-plans-for-mandatory-dna-database-have-been-cancelled/ New Scientist: Kuwait’s plans for mandatory DNA database have been cancelled (9th October 2017)]
**[https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/story/Kuwaits_high_court_rules_against_controversial_law_on_DNA-SNG_101047768/ Kuwait's high court rules against controversial law on DNA (6th October 2017)]
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**[https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/story/Kuwaits_high_court_rules_against_controversial_law_on_DNA-SNG_101047768/ Zawya: Kuwait's high court rules against controversial law on DNA (6th October 2017)]
 
**[https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/10/kuwaits-constitutional-court-mandatory-dna-collection-law-is-no-good/ Ars Technica: Kuwait’s Constitutional Court: Mandatory DNA collection law is no good (6th October 2017)]
 
**[https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/10/kuwaits-constitutional-court-mandatory-dna-collection-law-is-no-good/ Ars Technica: Kuwait’s Constitutional Court: Mandatory DNA collection law is no good (6th October 2017)]
 
**[http://www.arabtimesonline.com/news/high-court-rules-controversial-law-dna-articles-violate-constitution/ Arab Times: High court rules against controversial law on DNA – ‘Articles violate Constitution’ (5th October 2017)]
 
**[http://www.arabtimesonline.com/news/high-court-rules-controversial-law-dna-articles-violate-constitution/ Arab Times: High court rules against controversial law on DNA – ‘Articles violate Constitution’ (5th October 2017)]
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**[http://news.kuwaittimes.net/website/amir-dna-tests-felons/ Kuwait Times: Amir: DNA tests only for felons (10th November 2016)[
 
**[http://news.kuwaittimes.net/website/amir-dna-tests-felons/ Kuwait Times: Amir: DNA tests only for felons (10th November 2016)[
 
**[http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/kuwait/in-dna-review-kuwait-limits-sampling-to-20-1.1919045 Gulf News: In DNA review, Kuwait limits sampling to 20% (26th October 2016)]
 
**[http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/kuwait/in-dna-review-kuwait-limits-sampling-to-20-1.1919045 Gulf News: In DNA review, Kuwait limits sampling to 20% (26th October 2016)]
**[https://www.newscientist.com/article/2109959-kuwait-to-change-law-forcing-all-citizens-to-provide-dna-samples/ Kuwait to change law forcing all citizens to provide DNA samples (21st October 2016)]
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**[https://www.newscientist.com/article/2109959-kuwait-to-change-law-forcing-all-citizens-to-provide-dna-samples/ New Scientist: Kuwait to change law forcing all citizens to provide DNA samples (21st October 2016)]
 
**[https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20161020-kuwaiti-amir-orders-reconsideration-of-controversial-dna-law-agency/ Middle East Monitor: Kuwaiti Emir orders reconsideration of controversial DNA law – agency (20th October 2016)]
 
**[https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20161020-kuwaiti-amir-orders-reconsideration-of-controversial-dna-law-agency/ Middle East Monitor: Kuwaiti Emir orders reconsideration of controversial DNA law – agency (20th October 2016)]
 
**[http://www.arabtimesonline.com/news/amir-wants-dna-rethink/ Arab Times: Amir wants DNA rethink (20th October 2016)]
 
**[http://www.arabtimesonline.com/news/amir-wants-dna-rethink/ Arab Times: Amir wants DNA rethink (20th October 2016)]

Revision as of 09:31, 22 March 2019

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. However, the Emir subsequently ordered this law to be reviewed, and the High Court judged that it was unconstitutional. New legislation is being developed to replace it.

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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