Conference announcement: Judging the Constitution: The Theory and Practice of Constitutional Interpretation in Singapore

Your public law professors are going to be speaking at a conference on 28 and 29 May 2015. Do register!

Judging the Constitution:
The Theory and Practice of Constitutional Interpretation in Singapore

28 and 29 May 2015

Moot Court

Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

(Bukit Timah Campus)

The recent increase in the number of constitutional law cases before the Singapore courts signals a shift in the legal and political culture of Singapore. There appears to be an increasing willingness for citizens to challenge the state, and for judges to engage with constitutional ideas and norms in adjudicating between citizens and the state. In light of these developments, this conference brings together constitutional scholars to reflect on evolving judicial approaches to constitutional interpretation in Singapore.

The papers theorizePoster.pdf recent constitutional developments, bearing in mind the social, political, and normative context of Singapore. This retrospective is particularly timely since the year 2015 marks fifty years of Singapore’s independence. It is also the aim of the conference to trigger further debate and reflection on the trajectory of constitutional law in Singapore.

The Honourable Attorney-General will be giving an opening keynote titled “Interpreting the Singapore Constitution”. See Conference Programme.

Register for the Conference here:

If you have any queries, please email Ms. Regana Mydin / Mr. Haikel Rino at the Centre for Asian Legal Studies at


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