September 3, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Leaders of Singapore and Indonesia on Wednesday signed a treaty establishing their territorial boundaries in the eastern part of the Strait of Singapore. According to Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the agreement is a demonstration of how the two countries have been able to work together ...[read more]
December 28, 2013
by Dan DeRight
JURIST Guest Columnist Shubhankar Dam of the Singapore Management University School of Law says that Indian Supreme Court has dangerously rolled back the clock on LGBT rights, threatening the ongoing process of progressive reform in Asia ... More than four years after the Delhi High Court ...[read more]
October 2, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The Singapore Supreme Court on Wednesday again rejected a challenge to an anti-gay law criminalizing sexual conduct between men. This section outlaws any kind of sexual conduct between men, both in public and private. Those found guilty under the law can be up to two years imprisonment. Enacted in ...[read more]
June 7, 2013
by G. Redd
Human Rights Watch (HRW) stated Friday that the Singapore government's new licensing requirements for news sources impinges on free speech. By placing a registration fee on sources that meet threshold levels of Internet traffic, HRW believes the government will have an undue level of power in ...[read more]
April 9, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The High Court of Singapore has upheld a law banning intercourse between men as an "outrage on decency." Section 337A of the law outlaws intercourse between men in both public and private settings, and imposes punishments of up to two years in prison. While the provision has not been enforced ...[read more]
December 30, 2012
by Max Slater
Police in New Delhi, India on Saturday charged six men with the murder of a woman who died from injuries sustained in a gang-rape. The woman, a 23-year-old medical student, was gang raped on a bus in New Delhi on December 16 and died in a Singapore hospital on Saturday. The suspects, who were ...[read more]
August 22, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The Court of Appeal of Singapore ruled Tuesday that a man charged with gross indecency under a provision of the penal code criminalizing sexual acts between men can proceed with a constitutional challenge against the law in court. Known as Section 377A, the law traces its origins to British ...[read more]
July 29, 2012
by Keith Herting
The US District Court for the Southern District of New York granted an emergency order Friday freezing the assets of traders operating in Hong Kong and Singapore. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is accusing the brokers of insider trading related to the July 23 acquisition of ...[read more]
July 9, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The Singapore government on Monday announced plans to ease mandatory death penalty sentencing requirements for murder and drug trafficking. Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean announced to the parliament that by the end of the year the government will put forth draft legislation to provide judges ...[read more]
March 23, 2011
by John Grant
JURIST Guest Columnist Shubhankar Dam of the Singapore Management University School of Law says that recent judicial appointments in India and Pakistan have led to battles between their respective judicial and executive branches... In a moment of remarkable constitutional coincidence, two ...[read more]

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