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High court rules against controversial law on DNA – ‘Articles violate Constitution’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 5: The Constitutional Court on Thursday ruled against the DNA Law, declaring Articles 2, 4, 8 and 11 of Law No. 78/2015 as unconstitutional. The court also overruled the remaining articles of the law as they are deemed inseparable from the articles declared unconstitutional. Previously, the court …

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Minister ‘okays’ top panel’s report on proposal to amend the DNA law – MoCI set to study cancellation of 3,000 firms

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 16: Minister of Justice and State Minister for National Assembly Affairs Faleh Al-Azeb has endorsed the report of the Supreme Committee tasked to review the proposal to amend the DNA law in order to exempt a number of categories, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources. Sources said the …

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PILOTS, DNA, ECONOMIC AFFAIRS MINISTER LEAD CONCERNS – MPs lead sprint on packed agenda; Al-Kandari charges government interference in panel elections

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 12: MPs Khalaf Al-Enezi and Safa Al-Hashem were elected chairman and rapporteur respectively of the parliamentary Financial and Economic Affairs Committee on Monday. In her statement after the committee meeting, Al-Hashem disclosed the committee will summon the concerned minister to discuss the decision to lay off some …

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One-vote system, DNA law targets – Reforms a priority

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 29: MP-elect and opposition member Waleed Al- Tabtabaei has unveiled a plan to form a coordinative group consisting of 25 MPs, clarifying this will not be a separate bloc as it happened previously with the majority bloc. He affirmed there will be coordination between members of the …

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DNA from felons

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 9, (KUNA): DNA testing will only be applied on convicted felons and no one else, said His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to a news daily on Wednesday. In an address to Al-Jaridah newspaper, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah said that the …

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Ex-MP Tana rejects outright the passed DNA law

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 29: Former MP and candidate from the Fourth Constituency Mohammed Tana affirmed that lawmakers of 2013 parliament played their legislative role to the full. At the same time, he criticized their supervisory role, which he said, became weak after several members were polarized by government, says Al …

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DNA law in works

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25, (KUNA): The Interior Ministry is working on a new draft bill amending DNA Law No. 78/2015, in response to directives by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al- Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah made the statement as …

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Amir wants DNA rethink

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 19, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Wednesday asked His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al- Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah to re-examine the DNA Law in accordance with Kuwait Constitution and in a manner that would safeguard peoples’ privacy. His Highness the …

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Shut doors on DNA testing, political activist urges govt

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 13: Political activist Marzouq Al-Khalifa has asked the government to close the door to the DNA Database Program due to legislation deviance despite approval of 52 Parliament members and only one vote against. Speaking at a seminar entitled, “DNA Database and Legislation Deviance”, Al-Khalifa pointed out “this …

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Blanket DNA tests breach of human rights – ‘Tourism, business to suffer’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 5: As the news of mandatory DNA testing continues to dominate headlines in Kuwait, readers weighed in on the issue in this week’s online poll. The majority of respondents see the forcible collection of DNA samples as a clear violation of human rights. In the wake of …

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