Kuwait DNA test violate Right to Privacy
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A new Kuwaiti law imposing mandatory DNA tests on citizens and foreigners violates the right to personal privacy and should be amended, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

Parliament endorsed the law in early July, less than a week after a Daesh terrorist blew himself up in a Shiite mosque in Kuwait killing 26 people and wounding more than 200 others.

The new counter-terrorism law has made Kuwait the only country to demand nationwide compulsory DNA testing, HRW said.

“Many measures could potentially be useful in protecting against terrorist attacks, but potential usefulness is not enough to justify a massive infringement on human rights,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at the New York-based HRW.

The legislation calls on the interior ministry to establish a database on all Kuwait’s 1.3 million citizens and 2.9 million foreign residents.

Under the law, people who refuse to give samples for the test face one year in jail and a fine of up to $33,000. Those who provide fake samples can be jailed for seven years.

DNA gathering systems like the one Kuwait intends to apply have been outlawed by the European Court of Human Rights, several US domestic courts and others on the grounds of privacy rights, HRW said.

“To serve the interests of Kuwaiti national security and comply with Kuwait’s obligations under international human rights law, the bill should be amended and narrowed extensively,” it said. Kuwait has charged 29 people in connection with the mosque bombing and their trial is scheduled to start on August 4.

 

Source - AFP

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