The Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS) invites you to The 6th Asian Constitutional Law Forum: Constitutionalism in the Courts: Judicial Review and the Separation of Powers in Asia, to be held at Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, on 10 and 11 December 2015.
The Asian Constitutional Law Forum provides a venue for distinguished scholars and new scholars to share their research and ideas on Asian constitutional law, to expand collaborative research networks, and to facilitate publications. Continue reading
The Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS) invites you to the conference, The Life and Future of British Colonial Sexual Regulation in Asia, organised by Lynette J. Chua (NUS) and Michael Hor (Hong Kong University), to be held at the Moot Court, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, on 8–9 October 2015. Continue reading
When should a police officer be allowed to detain you?
When you are detained, should you be allowed to consult a lawyer immediately?
Are you always presumed innocent until proven guilty?
When you are eventually convicted, should the state be allowed to punish you any way it deems fit?
Most importantly, how does the Constitution respond to these issues?
These issues (and more) will be explored by a panel of eminent speakers at the SMU Criminal Justice Conference 2015, organized by the SMU Constitutional Law and Criminal Justice Club. Continue reading
On 28 and 29 May 2015, the NUS Centre for Asian Legal Studies organized a landmark conference titled Judging the Constitution: The Theory and Practice of Constitutional Interpretation in Singapore. This two-day conference saw over 10 constitutional scholars presenting various reflections on the formation, transformation and reformation of Singapore constitutional law. The papers presented at the conference will be published in an edited volume by Routledge Publishing by the end of the year. Continue reading
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
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. Continue reading