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Court to look into DNA law Dec 21

KUWAIT: The Constitutional Court yesterday set Dec 21 as the date to look into constitutional challenges to the DNA law. On June 13, the court received challenges to the law from citizens questioning the constitutionality of the bill.

On July 1, 2015, the National Assembly passed the 13-article law making DNA testing mandatory for all people in Kuwait, with the aim of establishing a comprehensive database to be used to identify criminals and terrorists.

People who refuse to take the test face a jail term of a maximum of one year and a fine of up to KD 10,000, or one of the two penalties. According to Article 11, the law applies to citizens, expats and anybody who enters the country.

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