Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

4-2007

Abstract

This is an essay on judicial discourse in Singapore and Malaysia pertaining to the nature and scope of the right of access to justice, including access to justice for the poor. We will examine the statements and pronouncements by the Singapore and Malaysia judiciary in case precedents and extra-judicial statements. Some of the issues explored include the legal status of this right of access to justice (namely, whether it is a right enshrined in the constitution or merely a right derived from the common law and whether it is qualified by economic and other interests) and the associated rights of legal representation, legal aid and contingency fees.

Keywords

access to justice, courts, Malaysia, Singapore

Discipline

Asian Studies | Comparative and Foreign Law | Public Law and Legal Theory

Research Areas

Commercial Law

Publication

Asian Journal of Comparative Law

Volume

2

Issue

1

ISSN

1932-0205

Identifier

10.2202/1932-0205.1036

Publisher

De Gruyter

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2202/1932-0205.1036

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