In 2008, Uzbekistan announced it would put its entire population on a DNA database, but in 2012 it said registration would only be compulsory for people convicted of serious crimes.
According to Interpol, Uzbekistan has a DNA database but no DNA database legislation had been adopted by 2011.
- Press articles
- UzDaily: A draft law “On state genomic registration” discussed in Tashkent (6th February 2014)
- UzDaily: Legislative Chamber considers several draft laws (6th December 2013) The first reading of the draft law "On state genome registry" took place on 4th December 2013.
- AGI: Uzbekistan To Create DNA Database for Citizens (17th December 2012)
- Turkish Weekly: Uzbekistan To Create National DNA Database (23rd November 2012)
- RiaNovosti: Uzbekistan To Create National DNA Database (23rd November 2012)
- UzDaily: Uzbekistan to create national DNA database (22nd November 2012)
- CA-News: Geneticists and criminal lawyers of Uzbekistan receive new equipment for DNA expertise (8th July 2009)
Reports the arrival of new equipment in Tashkent to create a "genetic passport of a person" in 45 minutes. States that a DNA database "will be a strong instrument in fighting relapse, international, and organized crime". (Subscription needed)
- UzNews.net: Uzbekistan to collect DNA of all citizens (16th June 2008)
The Uzbek Justice Ministry has already collected DNA data of more than 3,000 people. In the future, the ministry will have information on all Uzbeks. Justice Ministry official Dilbar Ahmedova said that there had already been precedents.