Terrorism and the Criminal Law: Singapore's Solution
26 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2003
Singapore's legal system has always made provision for dealing with terrorism directed at Singapore - this is its historical heritage. The centre-piece is the Internal Security Act which confers the power of indefinite detention without trial. Singapore was traditionally indifferent towards terrorism targeted outside of Singapore. This stemmed from the principle of territoriality. Things changed with the enactment of the United Nations (Anti-Terrorism) Regulations 2001 - a legislation which creates extraterritorial crimes for the funding and assisting of terrorist activities outside of Singapore. This discussion considers and compares both the old and the new.
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