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Constitutional Law in Singapore, Third edition

By Kevin Y.L. Tan


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this very useful analysis of constitutional law in Singapore provides essential information on the country’s sources of constitutional law, its form of government, and its administrative structure. Lawyers who handle transnational matters will appreciate the clarifications of particular terminology and its application. Throughout the book, the treatment emphasizes the specific points at which constitutional law affects the interpretation of legal rules and procedure.

Thorough coverage by a local expert fully describes the political system, the historical background, the role of treaties, legislation, jurisprudence, and administrative regulations. The discussion of the form and structure of government outlines its legal status, the jurisdiction and workings of the central state organs, the subdivisions of the state, its decentralized authorities, and concepts of citizenship. Special issues include the legal position of aliens, foreign relations, taxing and spending powers, emergency laws, the power of the military, and the constitutional relationship between church and state. Details are presented in such a way that readers who are unfamiliar with specific terms and concepts in varying contexts will fully grasp their meaning and significance.

Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable time-saving tool for both practising and academic jurists. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Singapore will welcome this guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative constitutional law.

Publish Date 08/03/2018
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789403502953
SKU 10057494-0002
Table of Contents

The Author

List of Abbreviations

General Introduction

Part I. Sources of Constitutional Law

Chapter 1. Treaties

Chapter 2. The Constitution

Chapter 3. Legislation

Chapter 4. Case Law as Judicial Precedent

Chapter 5. Unwritten Law

Chapter 6. Administrative Regulations and Orders

Part II. Form of Government

Chapter 1. General

Chapter 2. Head of State

Chapter 3. The Legislature

Chapter 4. Making Law in Singapore

Chapter 5. The Executive

Chapter 6. The Judiciary

Chapter 7. Independent Non-political Bodies in the Legislative or Executive Branch with an Advisory or Supervisory Task

Part III. Citizenship and the Administration of Justice

Chapter 1. Rules Concerning Nationality and Relevance of Nationality

Chapter 2. Fundamental Rights and Liberties

Chapter 3. Judicial Control of Administrative Action

Chapter 4. Emergency Laws

Selected Bibliography