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SAL Journal (Special Issue)

In addition to its bi-annual publications, the SAcLJ also publishes special issues which focus on specific areas of law. The authors of these issues hail from diverse backgrounds, with articles from renowned foreign experts as well as leading local minds in the respective areas of law. To date, nine special issues have been published. These are

  • Contract Law (General Editor: Professor Michael Furmston);
  • Shipping Law (Guest Editor: Professor Francis Reynolds QC);
  • Insolvency Law (Guest Editor: Professor Gerard McCormack);
  • Land Law (Guest Editor: Professor Kevin Gray);
  • Biomedical Law and Ethics (Guest Editor: Professor Bartha Maria Knoppers and W Calvin Ho);
  • Company Law (Guest Editor: Professor John H Farrar);
  • Intellectual Property Law (Guest Editor: Professor Sam Ricketson);
  • Constitutionalism and Criminal Justice (Guest Editors: Chan Wing Cheong and Michael Hor);
  • Conflict of Laws in Arbitration (Guest Editors: Chan Leng Sun SC and Michael Hwang SC);
  • Evolving Personal Torts (Guest Editors: Christian Witting and Goh Yihan)
  • Remedies (Guest Editor: Professor Elise Bant)
  • Public Issues (Guest Editors: Hoong Phun Lee and Jaclyn L Neo)
  • Children in Family Law: Changes and Challenges
  • International Commercial Mediation
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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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