Publication Type

Transcript

Publication Date

3-2016

Abstract

In a recent series of challenges to s 377A of the Penal Code (Cap 224, 2008 Rev Ed), the courts have developed the jurisprudence on review of legislation under Art 12(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (1985 Rev Ed, 1999 Reprint) ("the Constitution"). Both the High Court and the Court of Appeal set a very high (but not insurmountable) threshold, but each did so in a different manner due to differing conceptions of equality. A critical examination of both approaches shows that the courts' conclusions are ultimately defensible more as a means of disposing of the instant case than as a watertight doctrinal foundation for Art 12(1) adjudication. The judgments also bring up other miscellaneous areas for further development.

Discipline

Constitutional Law

Research Areas

Others

Publication

Singapore Academy of Law Journal

Volume

28

Issue

1

First Page

320

Last Page

353

ISSN

0218-2009

Publisher

Singapore Academy of Law

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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