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Article: The "Dead" constitution: Crime and punishment in singapore

TitleThe "Dead" constitution: Crime and punishment in singapore
Authors
Issue Date2010
PublisherSweet & Maxwell Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hku.hk/law/hklj/
Citation
Hong Kong Law Journal, 2010, v. 40 PART 3, p. 577-591 How to Cite?
AbstractIn Yong Vui Kong v Public Prosecutor, the Singapore Court of Appeal recently reaffi rmed the constitutionality of the mandatory death penalty for drug traffic cking offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act. Specifi cally, the Singapore Court held that the judicial obligation to impose a capital sentence, once guilt for the drug offence was so established, was neither a violation of the accused's constitutional right against the deprivation of his life in accordance with law nor a denial of his right to equal protection under the law. In this article, the author argues that, whilst one may be sympathetic to their Lordships for reaching the result they did, in light of the political realities underpinning Singapore's constitutional arrangement, the legal arguments advanced by the Court of Appeal for their decision unfortunately do not withstand close scrutiny.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/156006
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.215
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.101
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dc.contributor.authorYap, PJen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T08:39:28Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T08:39:28Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Law Journal, 2010, v. 40 PART 3, p. 577-591en_US
dc.identifier.issn0378-0600en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/156006-
dc.description.abstractIn Yong Vui Kong v Public Prosecutor, the Singapore Court of Appeal recently reaffi rmed the constitutionality of the mandatory death penalty for drug traffic cking offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act. Specifi cally, the Singapore Court held that the judicial obligation to impose a capital sentence, once guilt for the drug offence was so established, was neither a violation of the accused's constitutional right against the deprivation of his life in accordance with law nor a denial of his right to equal protection under the law. In this article, the author argues that, whilst one may be sympathetic to their Lordships for reaching the result they did, in light of the political realities underpinning Singapore's constitutional arrangement, the legal arguments advanced by the Court of Appeal for their decision unfortunately do not withstand close scrutiny.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSweet & Maxwell Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hku.hk/law/hklj/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Law Journalen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleThe "Dead" constitution: Crime and punishment in singaporeen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailYap, PJ:pjyap@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume40en_US
dc.identifier.issuePART 3en_US
dc.identifier.spage577en_US
dc.identifier.epage591en_US
dc.publisher.placeHong Kongen_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridJen Yap, P=37097350700en_US

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