November 2, 2014
by William Helbling
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday provided criticized the recent Singapore Supreme Court ruling to uphold a law criminalizing consensual same-sex relations between adult men. The OHCHR stated that this particular criminal law prosecuting same-sex couples " ...[read more]
October 29, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The Court of Appeal of the Republic of Singapore, the appellate division of the Supreme Court of Singapore, on Tuesday ruled that a national law criminalizing male homosexuality conforms with the city-state's constitution. Three homosexual men brought the case against the attorney general, ...[read more]
October 22, 2014
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Shubhankar Dam, of the Singapore Management University, proposes a solution to the underlying issues which caused the ongoing protests in Hong Kong ... Nearly three weeks after they began, Hong Kong's student-led protests show little signs of abating. Parts of the central ...[read more]
September 3, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Leaders of Singapore and Indonesia on Wednesday signed a treaty establishing their territorial boundaries in the eastern part of the Strait of Singapore. According to Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the agreement is a demonstration of how the two countries have been able to work together ...[read more]
December 28, 2013
by Dan DeRight
JURIST Guest Columnist Shubhankar Dam of the Singapore Management University School of Law says that Indian Supreme Court has dangerously rolled back the clock on LGBT rights, threatening the ongoing process of progressive reform in Asia ... More than four years after the Delhi High Court ...[read more]
October 2, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The Singapore Supreme Court on Wednesday again rejected a challenge to an anti-gay law criminalizing sexual conduct between men. This section outlaws any kind of sexual conduct between men, both in public and private. Those found guilty under the law can be up to two years imprisonment. Enacted in ...[read more]
June 7, 2013
by G. Redd
Human Rights Watch (HRW) stated Friday that the Singapore government's new licensing requirements for news sources impinges on free speech. By placing a registration fee on sources that meet threshold levels of Internet traffic, HRW believes the government will have an undue level of power in ...[read more]
April 9, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The High Court of Singapore has upheld a law banning intercourse between men as an "outrage on decency." Section 337A of the law outlaws intercourse between men in both public and private settings, and imposes punishments of up to two years in prison. While the provision has not been enforced ...[read more]
December 30, 2012
by Max Slater
Police in New Delhi, India on Saturday charged six men with the murder of a woman who died from injuries sustained in a gang-rape. The woman, a 23-year-old medical student, was gang raped on a bus in New Delhi on December 16 and died in a Singapore hospital on Saturday. The suspects, who were ...[read more]
August 22, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The Court of Appeal of Singapore ruled Tuesday that a man charged with gross indecency under a provision of the penal code criminalizing sexual acts between men can proceed with a constitutional challenge against the law in court. Known as Section 377A, the law traces its origins to British ...[read more]

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