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3rd Criminal Law Conference 2016: Criminal Justice in the 21st Century & Beyond

10.5 PUBLIC CPD POINTS
Day 1 - 5.5 CPD Points
Day 2 - 5 CPD Points
Practice Area: Crime
Training Level: General
Click here to read the SILE Attendance Policy.

 

Introduction

 

If the low crime rate in Singapore serves as a barometer, it could be argued that the criminal legal framework has acquitted itself well in serving as a handmaiden for the rule of law in the first half century since independence.  However, just as societies evolve over time, so too the criminal legal framework must never remain static and must be continually reviewed, assessed and revised to take into account broader changes in wider society.  This Conference seeks to bring together various domestic and international stakeholders to analyse current and likely future trends in criminality and criminal behaviour and possible responses to criminality to understand the key challenges and opportunities that will take centre-stage in the next leg of Singapore’s criminal justice journey.

 

Mark Your Calendar Now and we look forward to seeing you on 14 & 15 July 2016!

Time

 

Conference Programme Outline

 

08:45am

Registration

 

09.05am

Introduction & Welcome

 

09:20am

Opening Address

Mr K Shanmugam - Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law

 

10:00am

Morning Tea Break

 

10:30am

Keynote Address

 

11.00am

Session 1: White Collar Crime and Corporate Offenders – Challenges, Opportunities and Alternative Sentencing Options


In recent years, white collar crime has not only been increasingly prevalent, but has also grown in complexity and sophistication, bringing with it new and unique challenges. How does our present criminal justice system fare in terms of investigating, prosecuting and adjudicating white collar offences? Does the present framework appropriately capture and adequately deter such crimes? Importantly, what can we glean from the successes and lessons learnt in other jurisdictions – this session distills some of the lessons learnt from the criminal investigations and prosecutions across the world stemming from the global financial crisis. On a related note, the topic will also discuss the appropriateness of non-conventional sentencing approaches towards corporate offenders who have traditionally been dealt with by way of fines and other deterrent and disciplinary orders. In this regard, is the public better served by dispositional outcomes in the form of rehabilitation and monitoring of offending companies and achieving and advancing the aims of social and corporate responsibility?


Panel Discussion

Moderator:

 

Judicial Commissioner Aedit Abdullah - Supreme Court of Singapore

 

 


Panellists:

(1)

 

Tan Chee Meng, SC - Deputy Chairman, WongPartnership LLP

(2)

 

Eric R. Feldman - Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Ethics and Compliance Programs Affiliated Monitors, Inc.

(3)

 

Nicola Padfield - Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

 

12:45pm

Lunch

 

02:00pm

Session 2: Cyber Crime – Competition, Co-operation, or Both?

With the permeation of the internet and mobile technology into every aspect of our daily lives, it should come as no surprise that criminal offending has followed suit and infiltrated cyberspace. The increasing trend of cyber-crimes makes co-operation, both at an inter-agency and cross-national level, necessary to tackle this ever-increasing scourge. This poses a variety of challenges: the relative novelty of technology, lack of consistency of norms across countries and the inability of jurisdiction-specific laws to tackle globalised crime, coupled with the understandable reluctance and lack of transparency at the national level given the sensitivities that surrounds cyber-security, poses significant hurdles to substantive co-operation between agencies and across jurisdictions. What are the trends in cyber-crime and how best can we work together to address and arrest them?

Panel Discussion

Moderator:

 

Shashi Nathan - Partner, Withersworldwide


Panellists:

(1)

 

Tan Ken Hwee - Attorney-General's Chambers

(2)

 

Aandstad Trygve - Interpol

(3)

 

Suresh Damodara - Damodara Hazra LLP

 

03:45pm

Afternoon Tea Break

 

04:15pm

Regional Defence Bar Forum

 

Recording of Statements


Practice with regard to the manner in which statements are recorded by law enforcement personnel from suspects varies greatly across the various jurisdictions in south east Asia. The safeguards which have been put in place to protect this crucial process from abuse and to prevent false statements from being recorded also varies. The second Regional Defence Bar Forum provides a unique opportunity for criminal defence lawyers from across the region to compare notes and learn from the progress that has been made in developing the law in this important area in each other’s jurisdictions. 

 

Panel Discussion

Moderator:

 

Wendell Wong - Director, Drew & Napier LLC


Panellists:

(1)

 

Datuk Baljit Singh Sidhu  - ShukorBaljit & Partners

(2)

 

Andrew T Cayley CMG QC - Director of Service Prosecutions, Service Prosecuting Authority 

(3)

 

SO Mosseny - National Co-Lawyer, Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia (ECCC)

(4)

 

Maj. Gen (Prof) Nilendra Kumar - Director, Amity Law School, and Director General, Amity Directorate of Research and Innovation in Law and Allied Areas 

 

End of Day 1

 

 

Time

 

Conference Programme Outline

 

09:00am

Registration

 

09:45am

Keynote Address
The Honourable Deputy Attorney-General Tan Siong Thye, SC - Attorney-General’s Chambers

 

10:30am

Morning Tea Break

 

11:00am

Session 3: Mental Disorders and Criminal Culpability

 

The interface between mental illness and criminal justice remains a highly complex and ever-developing area. There have been some recent developments in this regard which allow for more calibrated responses to criminal offending (e.g. Mandatory Treatment Orders). How far have stakeholders in the criminal justice system and criminal law practitioners gone to truly understand the intricacies and complexities inherent in the relationship between mental illness and criminal offending, culpability and responsibility? The experts will shed light on how genuine psychiatric conditions are identified and treated as well as how psychiatric evidence may be properly presented and taken into account in the criminal legal process.


Panel Discussion

Moderator:

 

Judicial Commissioner See Kee Oon - Presiding Judge of the State Courts


Panellists:

(1)

 

Dr Munidasa Winslow - Associate Professor, Executive Director, Promises Pte Ltd

(2)

 

Dr Stephen Phang - Senior Consultant, IMH

(3)

 

Edmond Pereira - Executive Director, Edmond Pereira Law Corporation

(4)

 

Wong Kok Weng - Senior State Counsel / DPP, Attorney-General's Chambers

 

12:45pm

Lunch

 

02:00pm

Session 4: The Future Landscape of Criminal Legal Practice


The practice of criminal law not only captures the imagination of society but also serves as the primary and most visible means in which the legal profession discharges its role as a necessary bulwark in the maintenance of the rule of law. As the profession as a whole morphs to meet the manifold trials that can be expected in the years ahead, what particular challenges and opportunities exist for those who are engaged in criminal legal practice? What role can and should the Government, profession and academia play in developing the next generation of criminal legal practitioners? What sort of changes would be necessary in legal education and professional training to stoke the interest and hone the skills of those aspiring to be litigators at front lines of criminal practice? This discussion intends to provide a multi-stakeholder perspective on the future of the Criminal Bar and the role that each constituent can play to achieve that vision.

Panel Discussion

Moderator:

 

Kwek Mean Luck - Second Solicitor-General ("2SG"), Attorney-General's Chambers


Panellists:

(1)

 

Matthew Ryder QC - Matrix Chambers

(2)

 

Sunil Sudheesan - Director, Head Criminal Department, Quahe Woo & Palmer LLC

(3)

 

Leong Kwang Ian - Ministry of Law

 

03:30pm

Afternoon Tea Break

 

04:00pm

Panel Discussion - Criminal Justice in the 21st Century & Beyond

Criminal law, and the criminal justice system, is invariably a function of the times and the milieu in which it operates. However, it would be fair to say that, much as is the case in many jurisdictions, public expectations of the criminal legal system today are higher than they have ever been. Such expectations require the various stakeholders in the criminal justice community to think out of the box and to bring to the fore unique perspectives on how some of these expectations and challenges can, and ought, to be met. This panel attempts to bring together the perspectives of a diverse set of younger (and young-at-heart) stakeholders tapping upon their collective experiences in legal practice, the legal service, in international cases and in law school (with an emphasis on the role of clinical legal work), to deliberate upon what they view as possible features of a 21st century criminal justice model to aspire towards that would put Singapore in good stead for many centuries to come.

 

Panel Discussion

Moderator:

 

Amolat Singh - Partner, Amolat & Partners


Panellists:

(1)

 

Mohamed Faizal Mohamed Abdul Kadir - Director & Deputy Senior State Counsel, Criminal Justice Division, Attorney-General’s Chambers

(2)

 

Tham Lijing - Associate, Tan Rajah & Cheah

(3)

 

Wang Ye Kenneth - Representative from National University of Singapore

(4)  

 Shalini Jayaraj - Representative from Singapore Management University

 

05:10pm

 

 

Networking Cocktail Reception

 

 

End of Day 2

Fees

 

 

Early Bird Rate (SGD)

Normal Rate (SGD)

Registration Closes On

(Register before 25 Jun 2016, 3pm)

(Registration ends 1 July 2016, 3pm)

SAL Members / Law Society Members

S$481.50

S$588.50

Non-Members

S$642.00

S$749.00

Active CLAS / LASCO Volunteers 

S$374.50

Practice Trainees

S$267.50

Students#

S$160.50

 

* Registration fees are to be paid in Singapore Dollar (SGD).
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10.5 PUBLIC CPD POINTS
Day 1 - 5.5 CPD Points
Day 2 - 5 CPD Points

Venue: Supreme Court Auditorium, Basement 2, 1 Supreme Court Lane, Singapore 178879

Event Date: 14 - 15 July 2016

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PRICE (inclusive of GST)

$749.00

10.5 PUBLIC CPD POINTS
Day 1 - 5.5 CPD Points
Day 2 - 5 CPD Points
Practice Area: Crime
Training Level: General
Click here to read the SILE Attendance Policy.

 

Introduction

 

If the low crime rate in Singapore serves as a barometer, it could be argued that the criminal legal framework has acquitted itself well in serving as a handmaiden for the rule of law in the first half century since independence.  However, just as societies evolve over time, so too the criminal legal framework must never remain static and must be continually reviewed, assessed and revised to take into account broader changes in wider society.  This Conference seeks to bring together various domestic and international stakeholders to analyse current and likely future trends in criminality and criminal behaviour and possible responses to criminality to understand the key challenges and opportunities that will take centre-stage in the next leg of Singapore’s criminal justice journey.

 

Mark Your Calendar Now and we look forward to seeing you on 14 & 15 July 2016!

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