Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

4-2011

Abstract

It was not unexpected that the Singapore Court of Appeal would reaffirm the constitutionality of the mandatory death penalty for certain forms of drug trafficking in Yong Vui Kong v Public Prosecutor [2010] 3 S.L.R 489. ... The appellant made submissions based on Articles 9(1) and 12(1) of the Constitution, which respectively guarantee rights to life and personal liberty, and to equality before the law and equal protection of the law. This note examines aspects of the Article 9(1) arguments.

Keywords

Constitutionality, death penalty, drug trafficking, right to life, Singapore

Discipline

Asian Studies | Constitutional Law | Human Rights Law

Research Areas

Law, Society and Governance

Publication

Law Quarterly Review

Volume

127

First Page

192

Last Page

195

ISSN

0023-933X

Publisher

Sweet and Maxwell

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1803857

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