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Abstract: The development of forensic genetics and the creation of DNA databases for human
identification are highly useful tools in criminal investigations; however, the protection of
fundamental rights must establish inalienable limits in the application of these advances.
Law 78/2015 in Kuwait, passed recently, is the first in the world which includes the requirement
that all citizens, residents and visitors must provide DNA samples to the authorities to be
included in the police database in order to cooperate with the Ministry of Interior.
This paper studies the characteristics of the DNA regions that are included in the databases
and the fundamental rights that may be affected in the process, using Spanish Law as a reference
framework. Finally, it analyses Kuwait?s DNA law and its implications.
Fuente: Rev Esp Med Legal. 2017;43(2):79---86
Editorial: Elsevier España
Año de publicación: 2017
Nº de páginas: 8
Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista
ANA SANTURTUN ZARRABEITIA
MARIA TERESA ZARRABEITIA CIMIANO