It is ironic that Abdullah bin A Rahman v PP and Lim Choon Chye v PP were decided in the aftermath of the Birmingham Six, Guildford Four and Maguire Seven cases from the United Kingdom. As in these cases, Abdullah and Lim Choon Chye highlight a serious flaw in our criminal justice system: there appears to be no appropriate way to correct miscarriages of justice. The purpose of this case note is to set out the conclusions reached by the Court of Appeal and to suggest directions for the future.
Administration of justice, criminal procedure, jurisdiction to reopen appeals, miscarriages of justice
Asian Studies | Comparative and Foreign Law | Law
Law, Society and Governance
Singapore Journal of Legal Studies
National University of Singapore Faculty of Law
LEE, Jack Tsen-Ta.
The Court of Appeal's Lack of Jurisdiction to Reopen Appeals: Abdullah Bin a Rahman V Public Prosecutor; Lim Choon Chye V Public Prosecutor. (1994). Singapore Journal of Legal Studies. , (2), 431-447. Research Collection School Of Law.
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