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xlii, 422 pages ; 26 cm
  • Arbitration in Singapore
  • Legal framework for arbitartion in Singapore
  • Introduction to SIAC arbitration
  • SIAC corporate structure
  • Starting the arbitration (SIAC rules 1 to 4)
  • Expedited proceedings (SIAC rule 5)
  • Multiple contracts, consolidation, joinder, and intervention (SIAC rules 6 to 8)
  • Formation and challenge of the Arbitral Tribunal (SIAC rules 9 to 18)
  • The conduct of proceedings (SIAC rules 19 to 26)
  • Jurisdiction of the tribunal (SIAC rule 28)
  • Early dismissal of claims and defences (SIAC rule 29)
  • The powers of the tribunal (SIAC rules 27 and 31)
  • Interim and emergency relief (SIAC rule 30)
  • Awards (SIAC rules 32 to 33)
  • Costs (SIAC rules 34 to 37)
  • Miscellaneous provisions (SIAC rules 38 to 41)
  • Ad hoc arbitration
  • SIAC domestic arbitration
  • SIAC investment rules.
A rule-by-rule examination of the inception, interpretation, and application of these influential rules, this is the principal text for all who arbitrate in Singapore. Written by experienced practitioners, it is an authoritative companion for hearings in this fast-growing seat.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198810650 20180611
Law Library (Crown)
xxii, 385 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Interpreting the Singapore Constitution / The Honourable Attorney-General VK Rajah, SC
  • Does the 'basic structure doctrine' apply in Singapore's Constitution? : an inquiry into some fundamental constitutional premises / Andrew J. Harding
  • Into the matrix : interpreting the Westminster model constitution / Kevin Y.L. Tan
  • Principled pragmatism and the 'third wave' of communitarian judicial review in Singapore / Thio Li-Ann
  • Uncovering orginalism and textualism in Singapore / Yap Po Jen
  • Rethinking the presumption of constitutionality / Jack Tsen-Ta Lee
  • Balancing act : the balancing metaphor as deference and dialogue in constitutional adjudication / Jaclyn L. Neo
  • The broader case for developing the content of fundamental rules of natural justice under Article 9 of the Constitution : a placeholder for proportionality-type adjudication? / Swati Jhaveri
  • Whither the autochthonous narrative of freedom of speech? : a guide to defaming politicians and scandalising judges in Singapore / David Tan
  • The interpretation of the Singapore Constitution : towards a unified approach to interpreting legal documents / Goh Yihan
  • Much ado about nothing? : the enigma of engagement of foreign constitutional law in Singapore / Eugene K.B. Tan
  • The continuing resistance to foreign law in constitutional adjudication in Singapore / Arun K. Thiruvengadam
  • Constitutional interpretation in an age of globalisation : challenges and prospects / Victor V. Ramaj
  • Is Singapore's Constitution best considered a legal constitution or a political constitution? / Michael W. Dowdle and Kevin Y.L. Tan.
At the heart of constitutional interpretation is the struggle between, on the one hand, fidelity to founding meanings, and, on the other hand, creative interpretation to suit the context and needs of an evolving society. This book considers the recent growth of constitutional cases in Singapore in the last ten years. It examines the underpinnings of Singapore's constitutional system, explores how Singapore courts have dealt with issues related to rights and power, and sets developments in Singapore in the wider context of new thinking and constitutional developments worldwide. It argues that Singapore is witnessing a shift in legal and political culture as both judges and citizens display an increasing willingness to engage with constitutional ideas and norms.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138914483 20170130
Law Library (Crown)
xxiii, 251 pages ; 22 cm.
  • INTRODUCTION I. General II. Towards Independence and Three Imperatives A. Economic Growth B. Managing Ethnicity C. Political Dominance III. Organisation of this Book 1. A BRIEF CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY I. Introduction II. The Straits Settlements Period (1819-1942) A. The Founding of Modern Singapore B. Early Administration of the Straits Settlements C. Becoming a Colony Proper III. The Japanese Occupation (1942-45) IV. The Colony of Singapore (1946-58) V. The Rendel Constitution VI. Constitutional Talks and Self-government (1956-58) VII. Merger and Separation (1963-65) A. The 'Battle for Merger' B. The Rift between Singapore and the Federation C. The 1964 Racial Riots VIII. Post-1965 Developments A. The Aftermath of Independence B. The Wee Cong Jin Commission C. Changes to the Judiciary D. Entrenching Singapore's Sovereignty E. Changes to the Parliamentary System F. The Elected President G. Amendment to Citizenship Laws IX. Conclusion 2. CONSTITUTIONALISM IN SINGAPORE I. Introduction II. The Constitution as Supreme Law A. The Amendment Regime B. Can the Constitution be Impliedly Amended? C. The Basic Features Doctrine III. Separation of Powers IV. Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law V. Constitutional Culture 3. PARLIAMENT AND REPRESENTATION I. A Brief Historical Outline II. Parliament and the Problem of Representation A. Ethnic Representation B. The Group Representation Constituency and Town Councils III. The Revival of Local Government? A. Town Councils as Local Government B. The Community Development Councils (CDCs) C. GRCs as 'Fixed Deposit' Seats IV. Qualifications of Members V. Duties of Members VI. Parliamentary Privilege A. Life of Parliament and Vacancies VII. Principal Officers of Parliament A. The Speaker B. The Clerk of Parliament C. The Whip D. Leader of the House VIII. Parliament's Committees A. Committee of the Whole House B. Select Committees C. Sessional Committees D. Government Parliamentary Committees (GPCs) IX. The Conduct of Elections A. Nomination Day B. Campaigning C. Polling Day D. Political Donations X. Concluding Thoughts 4. LAW-MAKING I. Introduction II. Rule Formulation III. Introduction of Bills in Parliament A. Government Bills B. Private Members' Bills IV. The Legislative Process A. The First Reading B. The Second Reading C. The Committee Stage D. The Third Reading V. The Presidential Council for Minority Rights and Presidential Assent A. Role of the Elected President VI. Executive Law-making A. Subsidiary Legislation B. Other Forms of Executive Rule-making VII. Legislative Powers in an Emergency 5. THE EXECUTIVE I. Introduction II. Singapore's Prime Minister III. The Cabinet and its Ministers IV. Unique Features of Singapore's Cabinet V. Ministerial Salaries VI. Code of Conduct for Ministers VII. Policy Formulation, Decision-making and Collective Responsibility VIII. The Attorney-General IX. The Executive: An Elected Dictatorship? 6. THE ELECTED PRESIDENT I. Introduction II. Singapore's Presidential Executive: A Short History III. The President's Traditional Discretionary Powers A. Appointment and Dismissal of the Prime Minister B. Proroguing and Dissolving Parliament C. Discretion during an Emergency D. Justiciability of the President's Discretion IV. The Elected President A. The Rationale and the Initial Proposals B. The Second White Paper V. The Elected President Scheme in 1991 A. Presidential Elections B. Term of Office, Powers and Immunities C. Removal of the President D. Entrenchment of Office E. Constitutional Reference No 1 of 1995 VI. Post-1991 Changes A. President to State Reasons for Spending Reserves B. Transfer of Surpluses C. Advisory Capacity of the Supreme Court D. Reduction of Veto Powers VII. 'Loans' under Article 144(1) VIII. The President Exercises his Discretion IX. Some Unique Aspects of the Presidency 7. THE JUDICIARY I. Introduction II. Judicial Power: Meaning, Nature, Content and Scope III. Constitution of Singapore's Judiciary A. The Court of Appeal B. The High Court C. Special Constitutional Tribunal D. The State Courts E. The Syariah Court IV. Judicial Independence A. Appointment and Tenure of Judges B. Security of Remuneration C. Shortage of Judges: Judicial Commissioners and Supernumerary Judges D. Judicial Independence and the Power to Punish for Contempt V. Jurisdiction of the Courts A. Original and Appellate Jurisdiction B. Inherent Jurisdiction C. Supervisory Jurisdiction D. Revision Jurisdiction VI. Establishing Jurisdiction and Locus Standi VII. Judicial Control of Administrative Action A. Precedent or Jurisdictional Facts B. Errors of Law C. The Control of Substantive Direction D. The Grounds of Judicial Review VIII. Limits on Judicial Review A. Political Questions B. Legislative Prohibition: Outer Clauses C. Laches D. Judgments of Superior Courts E. Res Judicata IX. Public Law Remedies X. Doctrine of Prospective Overruling XI. Conclusion 8. FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS I. Introduction II. The Rendel Constitution III. The Reid Commission in Malaya IV. Entrenching Rights in Post-Independence Singapore A. A Patchwork Constitution V. The Right to Property in Singapore A. The Land Acquisition Problem B. Constitutional Difficulties C. The Land Acquisition Act 1966 VI. Preventive Detention A. Background to Executive Detention in Singapore B. The Wee Chong Jin Commission VII. Fundamental Liberties under Singapore's Constitution VIII. Interpreting Fundamental Liberties A. Westminster Constitutions B. The Interpretation of Rights in Light of International Legal Instruments C. The 'Four Walls' Doctrine and Beyond D. Balancing of Rights: Between State and Individual 9. CONCLUSION I. Three Leitmotifs II. Regime Dominance A. Power and Governance B. Consolidating Party and State C. Regime Hegemony III. Economic Growth and Development A. Striving for Economic Legitimacy B. The Prevailing Economic Milieu C. The Power to Succeed D. Constitutional and Legal Regime of Public Enterprises E. Economic Development and State Power F. Disciplining Labour IV. Management of Ethnicity and Religious Diversity A. Strategies B. The Wee Chong Jin Commission's Recommendations C. Malay Interests D. Group Representation Constituencies V. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849463966 20160618
Singapore's Constitution was hastily cobbled together after her secession from the Federation of Malaysia in 1965. In the subsequent 50 years, the Constitution has been amended many times to evolve a Constitution like no other in the world. Outwardly, Singapore has a Westminster-type constitutional democracy, with an elected legislature, fundamental liberties and safeguards to ensure the independence of the judiciary. On closer inspection, the Constitution displays many innovative and unusual characteristics. Most notable among them are the various types of Members of Parliament that have been introduced since the mid-1980s, the office of the Elected President and the fact that there is no constitutional right to property. This volume seeks to explain the nature and context of these constitutional innovations in the context of a pluralistic, multi-ethnic state obsessed with public order and security. The volatile racial mix of Singapore, with its majority Chinese population nestled in a largely Malay/Islamic world, compels the state to search for ethnic management solutions through the Constitution to guarantee to the Malays and other ethnic minorities their status in the polity. In addition, it examines how the concept of the rule of law is perceived by the strong centrist state governed by a political party that has been in power since 1959 and continues to hold almost hegemonic power.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849463966 20160618
Law Library (Crown)
xxiii, 251 pages ; 22 cm.
Green Library
xxiv, 208 pages ; 25 cm
  • The rule of law : a practical and universal concept / by Professor Sir Jeffrey Jowell QC
  • The force that turns the virtuous circle : rule of law, socio-economic development and the post-2015 agenda / by Nick Booth
  • The rule of law in development / by Christopher Stephens
  • Rule of law in business and finance : development and human rights issues / by Professor Robert McCorquodale
  • Development, the rule of law and business / by Professor David Kinley
  • Challenges facing business and finance institutions : the rule of law seen through the eyes of business / by Lee Ming Chua
  • Internationa investment law and the rule of law / by Professor Stephan W. Schill
  • The rule of law, investment treaties, and economic growth : mapping normative and empirical questions / by N. Jansen Calamita
  • The rule of law and foreign investment : treaty contexts and the rule of law / by Professor Locknie Hsu
  • Judicial perspectives on the rule of law and development / Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma, Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon
  • The importance of the rule of law in current global challenges / by Ambassador Patricia O'Brien
  • In conversation with the Minister / Mr K. Shanmugam
  • The rule of law : "killer app" or open source software? / by Lionel Yee SC.
"Jointly organised by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and the Singapore Academy of Law, this Symposium on 23 May 2014 brings together international and local legal luminaries in a dialogue to explore the relationship between the rule of law and development, and to foster discussions from a Singapore, regional, and international perspective"-- Publisher's website.
Law Library (Crown)
xl, 313 pages ; 24 cm.
  • From Privacy to Data Protection / Simon Chesterman
  • The Online World and the Offline World / Tan Cheng Han SC
  • A Practitioner's Perspective / Bryan Tan
  • Data Intermediaries and Data Breaches / Daniel Seng
  • Data Protection in the Employment Setting / Hannah Lim Yee Fen
  • The Do Not Call Registry / Warren B Chik
  • Malaysia's Data Protection Law / Abu Bakar Munir
  • Comparisons with Other Asian Jurisdictions / Graham Greenleaf.
The adoption of the Personal Data Protection Act has transformed the legal regime for data protection in Singapore. This book explains the history and evolution of data protection in Singapore, highlights issues that will need to be worked out in practice as the new law is implemented and derives lessons that may be taken from other countries in the region and beyond. Bringing together leading scholars and practitioners in the field, the book will be of interest to the academic, legal and business communities. Key questions considered in the book include how to reconcile notions of privacy in an information age, and how national laws can regulate an increasingly interconnected world.
Law Library (Crown)
xxxvi, 329 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Arbitration in Singapore
  • Legal framework for arbitration in Singapore
  • Introduction to SIAC arbitration
  • SIAC corporate structure
  • Starting the arbitration
  • Expedited proceedings
  • Formation and challenge of the Arbitral Tribunal
  • The conduct of proceedings
  • Jurisdiction of the Tribunal
  • The powers of the Tribunal
  • Interim and emergency relief
  • Awards
  • Costs
  • Miscellaneous provisions
  • Ad hoc arbitration
  • SIAC domestic arbitration.
This is the first text to provide a comprehensive rule-by-rule examination of the inception, interpretation and application of the SIAC Rules, written by practitioners with extensive experience in South East Asia arbitrations, and with the benefit of insights from the SIAC Secretariat. It is practical and strategic in approach, considering how each rule features in the context of the realities that practitioners face, while a complementary thematic analysis brings out connections between the rules and those of other institutions. The work benefits from the access to the travaux preparatoires of the 2010 Arbitration Rules Drafting Committee, giving them insight into the purposive thinking behind the amendments, as well as access to SIAC published awards and the views of the SIAC Secretariat. The book begins with an introduction to Singapore arbitration, both practical and legal, and is followed by an overview of SIAC arbitration, including a flowchart of the different stages of a typical case. The corporate structure of SIAC is explained. Every rule is then examined in detail on a thematic basis, starting with the commencement of an arbitration and working up to and including the rendering of an award and the determination of costs. The book concludes with chapters dedicated to SIAC domestic arbitrations and ad hoc cases which are administered by SIAC. Relevant supporting documents are appended, including SIAC Practice Notes and the SIAC Code of Ethics for Arbitrators. No aspect of SIAC arbitration is left uncovered. The book stands alone as a comprehensive exposition of SIAC arbitration.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199657216 20160616
Law Library (Crown)
xxviii, 180 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Diverting potential and actual juvenile offenders from the court system
  • Which court to deal with the juvenile offender?
  • The juvenile court - Principles, procedures and practices
  • Deciding on the best dispositional orders to make
  • Dispositional orders : options
  • Post-order : monitoring and ensuring compliance
  • Outcomes
  • Stories from the case files of the Probation Services Branch and the Juvenile Homes Branch
  • Appendix A. Orders which can be made against the juvenile offender by the juvenile court
  • Appendix B. Outcomes of 18 SGJC cases (2003-2012).
The guiding philosophy of the juvenile justice system is that the rehabilitation of the juvenile offender is the best way to prevent him from re-offending. The task of rehabilitation involves re-integrating the juvenile offender with his family and the community. It requires him to take responsibility both for his wrongdoing and his future. This is an effort involving many parties, not least the juvenile offender himself. This book explores the roles played by the various parties in the rehabilitation of the juvenile offender, including probation officers, social workers, institutional staff, his school, parents, extended family, and so on. It also covers the legal principles, case law, procedures and processes in the arena of juvenile crime, and shows how the juvenile justice system is designed to advance and promote the rehabilitation philosophy. Packed with comprehensive and useful information and insights, analyses of reported cases, as well as case studies of juvenile offenders, this book will be a useful guide and resource for anyone who is interested in learning about the Singapore juvenile justice system. Highlights : analyses juvenile arrest cases over the past decade, details the workings of the juvenile justice system and roles played by its numerous stakeholders, tackles various technical legal issues unique to juvenile law, provides case studies of actual juvenile offenders, presents statistics (including ones not currently publicly available) on the recidivism rates of juvenile offenders.
Law Library (Crown)
clix, 1104 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Landscape and priorities of civil justice
  • Commencement of proceedings, the defendant's response and initial considerations
  • Early termination by assault and default
  • Interlocutory injunctions and orders affecting property
  • Pleadings
  • Disclosure and production of evidence and information
  • Later interlocutory phases and trial
  • Judgments, orders and their enforcement
  • Appeals, judicial review and constitutional issues
  • Costs.
Law Library (Crown)
xviii, 343 p. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Law, illiberalism, and the Singapore case-- 2. Law as discourse: theoretical and definitional parameters-- 3. Punishing bodies, securing the nation: 1966 Vandalism Act-- 4. Policing the press: the Newspaper and Printing Presses Act-- 5. Policing lawyers and constraining citizenship: Legal Profession (Am't) Act 1986-- 6. Policing religion: Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act-- 7. Entrenching illiberalism: the 2009 Public Order Act-- 8. Legislation, illiberalism and legitimacy.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107634169 20160608
Scholars have generally assumed that authoritarianism and rule of law are mutually incompatible. Convinced that free markets and rule of law must tip authoritarian societies in a liberal direction, nearly all studies of law and contemporary politics have neglected that improbable coupling: authoritarian rule of law. Through a focus on Singapore, this book presents an analysis of authoritarian legalism. It shows how prosperity, public discourse, and a rigorous observance of legal procedure have enabled a reconfigured rule of law such that liberal form encases illiberal content. Institutions and process at the bedrock of rule of law and liberal democracy become tools to constrain dissent while augmenting discretionary political power - even as the national and international legitimacy of the state is secured. This book offers a valuable and original contribution to understanding the complexities of law, language and legitimacy in our time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107634169 20160608
Law Library (Crown)
ciii, 832 pages ; 25 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
lx, 586 pages ; 25 cm.
  • An introduction to industrial design
  • Protection of designs and the registered design system of Singapore
  • Copyright protection in Singapore : designs and the registered design system
  • Tort of passing off, registered trade marks and industrial design : get-up and shapes
  • A short guide to industrial design protection in the UK and Australia
  • Some concluding remarks : industrial designs and Singapore.
Law Library (Crown)
cxxxi, 1,889 p. ; 25 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
198 p., [15] p. of plates : ill., port.
xciii, 942 p. ; 24 cm.
  • The province of constitutional law
  • Setting the constitutional context
  • Constitutional principles
  • Constitutional supremacy
  • Of legal transplants and autochthony : the Westminster system of parliamentary government
  • The legislature and the electoral system
  • The Presidential Council for Minority Rights
  • The executive, the prime minister and cabinet government
  • The president
  • The judiciary
  • Introduction to constitutional liberties and human rights law
  • Life and personal liberty of the person
  • Equality before the law
  • Freedom of speech, assembly and association
  • Freedom of religion.
Law Library (Crown)
c, 783 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction to law of torts
  • Intentional torts to the person
  • Tort of negligence : overview and general duty of care
  • Duty of care : ordinary duties, special scenarios and parties
  • Tort of negligence : breach of duty
  • Tort of negligence : damage
  • Tort of negligence : defences
  • Breach of statutory duty
  • Interference with land
  • Occupiers' liability
  • Interference with goods
  • Tort of defamation : establishing a prima facie case
  • Tort of defamation : defences and remedies
  • False representations
  • Economic torts
  • Protection of privacy interests in tort
  • Abuse of process and power : malicious prosecution and misfeasance in public office
  • Parties, joint torts and personal liability for torts
  • Vicarious liability
  • Remedies in tort.
Law Library (Crown)
296 p. : ill.
295 p.
  • The trial of Sunny Ang
  • Pulau Senang-the experiment that failed.
xlix, 290 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Competition policy and law / Cavinder Bull SC, Lim Chong Kin and Ng Ee Kia
  • Market definition / Ng Ee Kia
  • Anti-competitive agreements / Richard Whish
  • Abuse of a dominant position / Richard Whish
  • Mergers / Lim Chong Kin and Yu Ken Li
  • Investigations, enforcement and rights of private action / Cavinder Bull SC and Chia Voon Jiet.
Law Library (Crown)
xxxi, 369 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction : time for a revolution / Kevin Y.L. Tan
  • The passage of a generation : revisiting the report of the 1966 constitutional commission / Li-ann Thio
  • State and institution building through the Singapore constitution 1965-2005 / Kevin Y.L. Tan
  • Constitutional jurisprudence : beyond supreme law : a law higher still? / Tan Seow Hon
  • Comparative law and constitutional interpretation in Singapore : insights from constitutional theory / Arun K. Thiruvengadam
  • Constitutional supremacy : still a little dicey / Jaclyn Ling-Chien Neo and Yvonne C.L. Lee
  • Protecting rights / Li-ann Thio
  • The protection of minorities and the constitution : a judicious balance / Jaclyn Ling-Chien Neo
  • Constitutionalism and subversion : an exploration / Michael Hor
  • Writing the constitution : forty years of Singapore constitutional scholarship / Kevin Y.L. Tan
  • In search of the Singapore constitution : retrospect and prospect / Li-ann Thio.
This book presents a timely assessment of the impact of history, politics and economics in shaping the Singapore Constitution, going beyond the descriptive narrative, the authors will cast a critical eye over the developments of the last 40 years.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415438629 20160528
Law Library (Crown)