Revision of the DNA Profiles Act

On 17 December 2021, the Swiss parliament approved an amendment to the DNA Profiles Act, allowing the extraction of additional characteristics from a DNA sample: in future, law enforcement services will be able to identify not just a person’s gender, but also other features such as their eye and hair colour. This will provide them with a new investigative tool for solving serious crime such as rape and murder and therefore allow them to target their investigations more effectively.

The revised DNA Profiles Act is scheduled to come into force in summer 2023.

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Last modification 15.05.2023

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