Title

History of the Singapore Legal System

Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1-2015

Abstract

This chapter tells the history of the Singapore legal system, starting with the pre-independence years from the founding of Singapore in 1819. The focus is with the post-independence years, when a new, independent Singapore had to grapple with the consolidation of an equally new legal system.

Keywords

Law, Singapore, history, legal system

Discipline

Asian Studies | Law | Legal History

Research Areas

Law, Society and Governance

Publication

The legal system of Singapore: Institutions, principles and practices

Editor

Gary Chan & Jack Lee

First Page

1

Last Page

45

ISBN

9789814608404

Publisher

LexisNexis

City or Country

Singapore

Additional URL

http://worldcat.org/isbn/9789814608404