DNA database for missing persons is definitively approved

6 December 2013

The Senate unanimously approved the bill to establish a DNA database for Missing Persons. The draft submitted by the N-VA had already been approved by the Senate but was returned after several technical amendments in the Chamber of Representatives.

Family members of missing persons can voluntarily choose to include DNA material of a missing person or themselves in the database. If the police services suspect they have found a missing person, they can discreetly perform a DNA match.

There has long been demand in the field for the creation of a DNA database for Missing Persons.

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