CRG Led Forensic Genetics Policy Initiative Publishes Article in the Egyptian Journal of Forensic Science

by jeeg 9. June 2014 18:40
Background The Forensic Genetics Policy Initiative ( is a civil society-led project which aims to set human rights standards for DNA databases around the world, by establishing best practice and involving experts, policy makers and members of the public in open deb... [More]

FGPI Guest Post: Considered and informed debate about a DNA database is vital

by jeeg 12. September 2013 19:22
  THE MINISTER FOR Justice Alan Shatter has published the Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database) Bill, which legislates for the creation of a DNA database in Ireland. The creation of such a database has long been on the political agenda but a combination of political letha... [More]

Forensic Genetics Policy Initiative Criticizes South African DNA Database Legislation

by jeeg 23. May 2013 00:00
The Forensic Genetics Policy Initiative (FGPI) is a global human rights project, chaired by the Council for Responsible Genetics, GeneWatch UK and Privacy International, which is dedicated to ensuring that the expansion of DNA databases is consistent with human rights principles. ... [More]

FGPI travels to India

by jeeg 4. October 2012 21:49
The Forensic Genetics Policy Intiative (FGPI), a project of the Council for Responsible Genetics, GeneWatch UK and Privacy International, is an international project to raise awareness of the privacy and human rights issues associated with the global growth of forensic DNA databases.  FGPI wo... [More]

Maryland misdirected in DNA emphasis, public defender says

by jeeg 4. May 2012 23:35
The state has overemphasized collecting DNA samples from those arrested for crimes of violence to solve cases while not putting enough resources into gathering forensic evidence at crime scenes, according to an official with the Maryland Public Defender’s Office. State officials are mak... [More]

The Forensic Genetics Policy Initiative Launches New Website

by jeeg 16. February 2012 01:20
Today, 60 countries worldwide operate national DNA databases (many of which are considering expansion) and databases are being considered in at least 34 additional countries.   The use of DNA profiling in criminal investigations can bring benefits to society by helping to solve crimes a... [More]
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