(Chicago) - The vast majority of DNA evidence collected from rape victims in Illinois cannot be confirmed as tested, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today and based on data collected across the state.
A new law signed by Governor Pat Quinn this week makes Illinois the first state to require law enforcement officials to track and send this evidence to labs for DNA testing and could make Illinois a nationwide model, but the lack of funding for testing remains a source of concern.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The International Cruise Victims Association (ICV) applauds House passage today of the Cruise Line Safety Act of 2009 authored by Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui (D-CA) ensuring the safety of cruise ship passengers on the high seas. The first measure of its kind, the approval of this legislation represents an historic step towards securing for all passengers the safety and security they need and deserve.
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