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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Chan on Duress in Singapore

Wing Cheong Chan (National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law) has posted Legislation and Case Notes: Developments in Duress: Coercion, Moral Choice and Subjectivism (Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, p. 154, July 2012) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

Twenty-seven years ago, Peter English rightfully lamented that the scope of the defence of duress in criminal law in Singapore was far too limited, and this was especially worrying in view of the availability of capital and mandatory sentences in this jurisdiction. Criticisms of the defence being too restrictive and proposals for reform have also been made by other writers and the Law Commission of India.

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