Qatar moves to standardize use of DNA evidence in court

DNA evidence may soon be admissible in Qatar’s criminal courts after the nation’s Cabinet approved a draft law specifying how the powerful investigative tool could be used.

According to a statement released by Qatar’s state news agency, the draft law would make “DNA tests and data kept in DNA database to be authoritative in evidence unless proven otherwise.”

DNA evidence can identify a suspect with near certainty when samples such as hair and bodily fluids are collected and analyzed properly.
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Source News: Doha News
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