Publication Type

Blog Post

Publication Date

2-2015

Abstract

In a much awaited decision, the Court of Appeal (“CA”) has finally provided some guidelines to judges on whether or not to impose the discretionary death penalty in murder cases. The decision of a specially constituted court of five judges, in Kho Jabing v Public Prosecutor [2015] SGCA 1, has made history of sorts. It is a case where five judges, of whom two delivered dissenting judgments, sat to hear an appeal from the decision of a single High Court judge; and is the first CA decision under the 2012 Penal Code amendments which provides for a discretionary death penalty for murder.

Discipline

Criminal Law

Research Areas

Law, Society and Governance

Publisher

Elsevier

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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