Publication Type

Report

Publication Date

4-2012

Abstract

This is an opinion prepared for the Criminal Law Committee of the Law Society of Singapore on an arrested person’s right to legal counsel in Singapore. Specifically, it deals with the following: (1) it summarizes pertinent aspects of the law relating to the right to legal counsel in Singapore; (2) it surveys a number of ASEAN and Commonwealth jurisdictions to determine how long after apprehension the right to counsel is generally accorded to arrested persons, and compares the legal position in these jurisdictions to the situation in Singapore; and (3) it examines two rights ancillary to the right to legal counsel, namely, the right to be informed of the right to counsel, and the right to inform third parties such as family or friends of one’s arrest.

Keywords

Constitutional law, criminal proceedings, human rights, right to counsel, Singapore

Discipline

Asian Studies | Criminal Law | Law

Research Areas

Law, Society and Governance

First Page

1

Last Page

26

City or Country

Singapore

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://ssrn.com/abstract=2042470

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