The Post-Appeal Applications in Capital Cases Bill, read for the first time on 7 November, was passed in Parliament on 29 November. This law has damaging implications on the due process rights of persons on death row.
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Explainer: The “Abnormality of Mind” Exemption
This “abnormality of mind” exception was introduced in 2012. Here, we explore this exception and its impact for people on death row with intellectual and/or psychosocial disabilities.
Highlights from the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) 2021
Excerpts from exchanges between Singapore’s state representatives and the CERD on human rights, race, drugs and the death penalty.
Explainer: Guilty Pleas for Death Penalty
Sometimes the public prosecutor offers the concession of a reduced charge or a reduced number of charges if the accused elects to plead guilty. What are the issues with this? Read this explainer to find out.
Explainer: What is the Certificate of Substantive Assistance?
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.
Explainer: International Standards for the Treatment of Prisoners
A summary of the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, also known as the Nelson Mandela Rules
Explainer: What do Singaporeans really think about the death penalty?
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?
Explainer: Conviction based on confession of co-accused
Did you know that, under Singapore law, it’s possible to convict someone based solely on the confession of a co-accused person?
Case Brief: Norasharee bin Gous
A brief introduction to the case of Norasharee bin Gous, an inmate on death row in Singapore.
Drug policy and the death penalty: A conversation with Helen Clark
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.