General Updates

Editor’s Update: March 2020

We are excited to share that Dr Kevin YL Tan has joined our team as an editor since late last year.

Kevin specialises in Constitutional and Administrative Law, International Law, International Human Rights and Legal History. He currently holds Adjunct Professorships at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS) as well as at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) where he teaches constitutional law, the Singapore legal system, law and society,  international law and international human rights.

Kevin has published widely in his areas of specialisation and has written and edited over 50 books on the law, history and politics of Singapore. He has also been on the editorial board of several leading legal journals. He is currently Executive Editor of the Asian Journal of Comparative Law (since 2016) and was previously Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Yearbook of International Law (2011–2016); and Editorial Board member of the Korean Journal of International and Comparative Law (since 2013). Kevin also serves on the Board of Governors of the Human Rights Resource Centre (HRRC).

In addition, since our last update in November 2019, we have put together a blog symposium discussing the recent amendments to the Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act (MRHA). Daniel Wong provided an overview of the key amendments while Daryl WJ Yang considered whether the newly enacted offences of inciting hatred and violence afford equal protection to all groups in society.

We are also in the midst of publishing two case comments on the first two High Court judgments regarding appeals against the issue of Correction Directions under the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act 2019 (POFMA). Marcus Teo considered how Article 14 of the Singapore Constitution affects the issue of burden of proof in such appeals and a forthcoming piece by Daryl WJ Yang will consider whether Correction Directions issued under POFMA may potentially be unconstitutional under the doctrine of compelled speech.

If you are interested in contributing to the Singapore Public Law Blog, please send us an email at We welcome submissions and proposals for publication on topics relating to public law, particularly in Singapore, all year round. Everyone is welcome to make submissions to this blog and you do not need to be legally trained or an academic faculty to publish with us.

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