Title

Singapore: Judicial review of executive clemency decisions only available on limited grounds

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2012

Abstract

Article 22P of Singapore's Constitution authorises the President, on the advice of the Cabinet, to grant pardon, reprieve, respite or remission. Specifically, in cases involving the death penalty, art.22(P)(2) requires that the Cabinet must consider the law reports (trial and appellate judges' decision on the case) and the Attorney General's opinion on the matter prior to its recommendation.

Keywords

Death penalty, Judicial review, Justiciability, Prerogative of mercy, Singapore

Discipline

Asian Studies | Public Law and Legal Theory

Research Areas

Law, Society and Governance

Publication

Public Law

First Page

159

Last Page

160

ISSN

0033-3565

Publisher

Sweet and Maxwell

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