The Basic Structure Doctrine in Singapore: A Reply
Singapore Law Gazette (November 2014), 34
9 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2020
Date Written: November 2014
While there are important principles fundamental to the Singapore Constitution, they do not form a legally unchangeable "basic structure". Even if it were possible to identify a substantive "basic structure", its exact content would be indeterminate and we would be left with only broad, unhelpful truisms. Instead, the true safeguards against potential undesirable constitutional amendments lie in democratic political processes.
Keywords: basic structure doctrine, basic features doctrine, unamendability, Singapore
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