Enlarge / Kuwait’s Palace of Justice, which houses the Constitutional Court, as seen on June 16, 2013. (credit: YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwait’s controversial mandatory DNA collection law has been overturned by the country’s Constitutional Court in a Thursday ruling.
“Forcing civilians who have not been accused of violating the law to take and save their DNA in a database violates basic human rights and privacy,” the court ruled, according to a translation provided to Ars.
“The law violates Articles 30 and 31 of Kuwait’s constitution as well as Article 17 of the International Convention of Civil and Political Rights, which Kuwait has agreed to.”
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