A new Kuwaiti law imposing mandatory DNA tests on citizens and foreigners violates the right to personal privacy and should be amended, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. Parliament endorsed the law in early July, less than a week after an Islamic State jihadist blew himself up in a Shiite mosque in Kuwait killing 26 people and wounding more than 200 others. The new counter-terrorism law has made Kuwait the only country to demand nationwide compulsory DNA testing, HRW said.
24 November, 2013 State ratifies amendment to Prevention of Infiltration Law Following High Court ruling that law is unconstitutional, State okays amendment to reduce time of detention without trial from three years to one, reallocate funds for construction of new detention facility, more officers
17 November, 2013 Arab, African ministers meet in Kuwait to boost cooperation Arab and African foreign ministers met in Kuwait on Sunday hoping to accelerate a strategy to bolster economic cooperation, investment and trade ahead of a summit this week. The Third Africa Arab Summit on Tuesday and Wednesday will be the first meeting of its kind since 2010, when […]
1 July, 2015 HRW urges Gulf states to follow Kuwait on maid rights Kuwait's first-ever legislation on the rights of domestic helpers is a "major step" that other Gulf states should follow, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. Kuwaiti authorities should rigorously implement the law, passed last week, and address remaining legal and policy gaps that […]
12 November, 2017 U.S. to promote 'universal access' to fossil fuels at climate talks By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States hopes to promote wider use of fossil fuels at a global meeting on climate change next week, a White House official said, reflecting the gaping divide between Washington and the rest of the ...
29 October, 2013 HRW slams Kuwait over 10-year sentence for tweeter Kuwait City (AFP) - Human Rights Watch on Tuesday strongly criticised a 10-year prison term handed to a Kuwaiti tweeter for religious insults and called on authorities to immediately release him.