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This issue discusses the following topics: (a) the defeat of the loss model in tort and a proposal for a more morally attractive picture of torts law beyond the loss model; (b) the widened scope of recoverable damage in negligence actions involving the invasion of personal interest; (c) the continued relevance of Bolam to the duty to inform in Singapore; (d) the impact of the various modes of Internet communications, such as Internet websites, hyperlinking, blogs, e-mails, Twitter and Facebook, on defamatory meaning; (e) how far existing torts protect the notion of privacy and the need for a separate tort of intrusion in New Zealand; (f) the new tort of misuse of private information in the UK; (g) protecting digital information under the European Union’s data protection regime; (h) a new paradigm of “internalising externalities” that could assist courts in deciding the appropriate legal responsibility to be assigned to entities; and (i) the differences in tort and equity on participatory liability and a case for their assimilation
Author(s)/Editor(s)/Contributor(s): Christian Witting and Goh Yihan
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This issue features articles on: (a) the 1982 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and how it has changed the Canadian criminal justice system; (b) the factors which affect the Hong Kong Judiciary in its interpretation of the constitutional right to be presumed innocent and the right against self-incrimination; (c) how ideas of constitutionalism, rule of law and fundamental rights have contributed to the development of criminal law in India; (d) the vulnerability of suspects, accused and convicted persons whilst in custody in South Africa and the possible explanations for it including a social justice deficit and ambiguity in commitment to constitutional values; (e) how interaction with the European Court of Human Rights has shaped the way that UK courts, governments and Parliament have acted on criminal justice issues and vice versa; (f) fair treatment developments in transnational and international criminal law at the international level and how national actors should approach these developments; (g) the need to shape the extent of criminal liability by taking into consideration the moral foundations of criminal law in Singapore; (h) state of the law in Singapore on aspects of the right of silence and the right of access to a lawyer of a suspect who is in custody; and (i) the evolution of Singapore’s criminal process and hopes for the future.
Author(s)/Editor(s)/Contributor(s): Associate Professor Chan Wing Cheong and Professor Michael Hor (guest editors)
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