Excerpts from exchanges between Singapore’s state representatives and the CERD on human rights, race, drugs and the death penalty.
At a recent film screening of Ayahku, Dr. G, activists, creators, and family members of inmates on death row in Singapore and Malaysia discussed the war on drugs in these two countries, societal and governmental challenges faced, and how to move forward with hope. Here’s our recap of the event.
What societal pressures motivate gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men to turn to drug use? Rayner Tan’s research addresses this question.
What are prison conditions in Singapore like? How are incarcerated persons treated? How effective are prisons when it comes to rehabilitation and reintegration?
What exactly is the Certificate of Substantive Assistance? When is it granted? What impact does it have once it’s been granted to an accused? Find out more in our explainer.
The Singaporean government repeatedly justifies the retention of the death penalty by claiming that most Singaporeans are in favour of capital punishment. But what do Singaporeans really think?
Did you know that, under Singapore law, it’s possible to convict someone based solely on the confession of a co-accused person?
Sharifah reflects on her childhood and her brother, Syed Suhail, who is currently on death row in Singapore.
Singapore has made no secret of its “zero tolerance” stance on drugs and drug use. But how much do we actually know about this issue? What drives drug use and addiction? What resources are available in Singapore to help people recover and heal from addiction?
A conversation with the Chair for the Global Commission on Drug Policy, Helen Clark, about drug policy in Singapore and best practices from around the world.