Singapore: Judicial review of executive clemency decisions only available on limited grounds
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.
Death penalty, Judicial review, Justiciability, Prerogative of mercy, Singapore
Asian Studies | Public Law and Legal Theory
Law, Society and Governance
Sweet and Maxwell
Singapore: Judicial review of executive clemency decisions only available on limited grounds. (2012). Public Law. 159-160. Research Collection School Of Law.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sol_research/1333