On the 8th of November 2016, the Honourable Justice Steven Chong delivered the 28th Singapore Law Review Annual Lecture, titled “Recalibration of the Death Penalty: Origin, Ramifications and Impact”. The Lecture focused on the amendments to the mandatory death penalty scheme under the Misuse of Drugs Act and the Penal Code, both of which were amended in 2012.
On the 13th of October, 2016, the Singapore Law Review hosted Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law, Mr K Shanmugam, for an intimate dialogue session with law students to discuss proposed changes to the Elected Presidency. The dialogue session came just three days after a Bill to formally introduce these proposed changes into the Constitution of Singapore was tabled in Parliament.
The Singapore War Crimes Trials Web Portal was launched on the evening of the 29th of August 2016. The Singapore Law Review enjoyed the privilege of co-organising the launch with the Portal’s co-researchers, Dr Cheah Wui Ling (Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore) and Ms Ng Pei Yi (NUS alumni and Legal Counsel, Travelport (Asia-Pacific)).
On the 30th of September 2015, the Singapore Law Review was honoured to have the Honourable Justice Quentin Loh, Judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore, deliver our 27th Annual Lecture. His lecture was titled “The Singapore International Commercial Court: Entrenching Singapore’s Position as a Hub for Dispute Resolution”