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The Independence of the Criminal Justice System in Singapore


Michael Hor


National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law


Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, pp. 497-513, 2002

Abstract:     
Judicial and legal institutions in Asia, in general, and Singapore, in particular, have come under criticism on the ground that they are not independent from the government of the day. This article explores the problems involved in assessing the value of such a critique: the open-endedness of the idea of independence itself (which in real life is a matter of degree), empirical difficulties in demonstrating that these institutions have indeed succumbed to improper governmental pressure, and the need to distinguish between institutional independence (as determined by constitutional arrangements) and actual independence (as demonstrated by the decisions made in particular cases).

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Date posted: January 11, 2007  

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Hor, Michael, The Independence of the Criminal Justice System in Singapore. Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, pp. 497-513, 2002. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=956056

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Michael Hor
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law ( email )
469G Bukit Timah Road
Eu Tong Sen Building
Singapore, 259776
Singapore
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