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Legislation and Case Notes: Developments in Duress: Coercion, Moral Choice and Subjectivism

11 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2012  

Wing Cheong CHAN

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: July 31, 2012

Abstract

Twenty-seven years ago, Peter English rightfully lamented that the scope of the defence of duress in criminal law in Singapore was far too limited, and this was especially worrying in view of the availability of capital and mandatory sentences in this jurisdiction. Criticisms of the defence being too restrictive and proposals for reform have also been made by other writers4 and the Law Commission of India.

Suggested Citation

CHAN, Wing Cheong, Legislation and Case Notes: Developments in Duress: Coercion, Moral Choice and Subjectivism (July 31, 2012). Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, p. 154, July 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2152730

Wing Cheong CHAN (Contact Author)

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law ( email )

469G Bukit Timah Road
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Singapore, 259776
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