Title

The Legal System of Singapore: Institutions, Principles and Practices

Publication Type

Edited Book

Publication Date

1-2015

Abstract

Over the decades, the legal system in Singapore has evolved in a manner that draws from its Westminster heritage but also meets changing needs and aspirations. The 50th anniversary of the nation's independence in 2015 is an apt occasion to take stock of these developments. It covers the history of the legal system, fundamental constitutional concepts and the implications they have for the roles of the branches of government. It gives a close examination on the institutions making up the legal system: the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary; the legal profession; and legal education in Singapore. It includes practice-oriented chapters such as civil and criminal litigation, mediation and arbitration, and Singapore’s relations with the international legal system. It discusses the doctrine of judicial precedent, case method and analysis, and statutory interpretation.

Keywords

Singapore, law, Legal System

Discipline

Asian Studies | Law

Research Areas

Law, Society and Governance

ISBN

9789814608404

Publisher

LexisNexis

City or Country

Singapore

Additional URL

http://worldcat.org/isbn/9789814608404