IHREC Designate calls for stronger human rights safeguards in Ireland’s DNA Bill

by jeeg 23. April 2014 23:01
  The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission designate (IHREC designate) today published the Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC's) observations on the Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Bill 2013 (2013 Bill). The IHREC designate acknowledges the potential of a ... [More]

DNA proposals in South Africa ‘violate rights of the innocent’

by jeeg 13. June 2013 21:17
Latest version of law to create DNA database criticised for having provisions that violate human rights of innocent persons WHILE the latest version of a law to create a DNA database has been welcomed as an improvement on the 2009 version, it has been criticised for having provisions that v... [More]

Indian Government bill aims to build pool of DNA samples of ‘offenders’; experts fear possible misuse

by jeeg 1. October 2012 21:48
The government plans to introduce a bill in Parliament that aims to create a pool of “DNA profiles” of “offenders” as part of efforts to make crime detection more effective in the country. However, many experts warn of likely misuse of such sweeping powers.   The... [More]

DNA database law may infringe rights

by jeeg 29. July 2011 19:16
A law permitting the collection and storage of DNA samples from those convicted of or arrested for violent crimes may infringe on their human rights, the nation’s top human rights watchdog said Tuesday. “The commission ruled that the law on the use and preservation of personal gene... [More]

Prisoners will be forced to give DNA samples for national crime database – report

by jeeg 4. May 2011 22:35
PRISONERS WILL BE forced to give DNA samples as part of plans to establish a national crime database, according to a report this morning. The Irish Daily Mail reports that every inmate convicted of a serious offence or arrested for a crime that carries a jail term of five years or more will b... [More]

CRG Urges Presidential Commission on Bioethics to Address the Rapid Growth of Forensic DNA Collection Practices in the US

by jeeg 23. March 2011 21:19
Dr. Amy Gutmann, Chair The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues 1425 New York Avenue, NW Suite C-100 Washington, DC 20005   Dr. Gutmann,   I am writing to you today to strongly encourage the Commission to explore the rapid growth in forensic DNA collecti... [More]

Plan to DNA test whole population of United Arab Emirates: rights groups call for UK forensic contract to be scrapped

by jeeg 11. March 2011 00:26
  US Officials Assisting Arab Countries with Setting up DNA Databases that would be illegal in the U.S. Prince Andrew linked to Blair plan to DNA test whole population of United Arab Emirates: rights groups call for UK forensic contract to be scrapped   GeneWatch UK and the Counc... [More]

CRG and GeneWatch UK Issue New Resources on Forensic DNA Databases

by jeeg 13. January 2011 21:51
The use of forensic DNA databases by law enforcement agencies around the globe is expanding unchecked at an alarming rate and efforts are underway to harmonize them. Today, 56 countries worldwide operate national DNA databases from Asia to Europe and the Americas.  Some are still in their inf... [More]

New CRG Report on Surrogacy in America

by jeeg 4. August 2010 00:57
  The growing surrogacy phenomenon in which women agree to have their bodies used to undergo a pregnancy and give birth to the resulting baby is becoming a major issue of the 21st century.  The practice is fraught with complexity and controversy surrounding the implications for wome... [More]
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