Public Law Theory and Judicial Review in Singapore
Singapore Law Watch Commentary, Issue 1/Dec 2013
7 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2020
Date Written: December 2013
In Jeyaretnam Kenneth Andrew v Attorney-General, the applicant had sought judicial review of a loan by the Government of Singapore to the International Monetary Fund on the grounds that it allegedly violated Art 144(1) of the Constitution of Singapore. Several notable points emerge; perhaps the most interesting is the Court of Appeal’s explicitly endorsing the 'green-light' theory of public law.
Keywords: judicial review, public law, green-light theory, locus standi, standing, Singapore
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