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The Syariah Court of Singapore hears and determines disputes on Muslim marriages, divorces, the ancillary matters thereto and betrothal as prescribed by the Administration of Muslim Law Act. Cases at first instance are heard by the Syariah Court. Appeals from decisions of the Syariah Court are heard by the Appeal Board. Each appeal is heard by a separately-constituted Appeal Board. Published by the Syariah Court, the Singapore Syariah Appeals Reports (SSAR) is the official report series of grounds of decisions delivered by the Appeal Board. This inaugural backset is a complete compilation of all significant cases decided by the Appeal Board between 1980 and 2010. Grounds of decisions for appeals heard by the Appeal Board from the decision of the Registrar of Muslim Marriages (ROMM) are also published in this series. Where the decision is delivered in Malay, the original Malay version of the Appeal Board decision is reported together with its English translation. Each report carries a catchword summary of the case highlighting the main issues decided; commentaries and updates in the form of "Notes" appear at the end of the report, where appropriate. Citations of Quranic verses referred to in a decision are listed in the case report.
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The Syariah Court of Singapore hears and determines disputes on Muslim marriages, divorces, the ancillary matters thereto and betrothal as prescribed by the Administration of Muslim Law Act. Cases at first instance are heard by the Syariah Court. Appeals from decisions of the Syariah Court are heard by the Appeal Board. Each appeal is heard by a separately-constituted Appeal Board. Volume 7 features the significant cases decided by the Appeal Board between 2014 and 2019.
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This issue features articles on:
- universal ethical issues and many additional requirements imposed by the family law jurisdiction;
- the different types of surrogacy and regulatory approaches taken by states, and some of the ethical and legal concerns arising out of surrogacy;
- the evolution of adoption law and practice in Australia and the need to safeguard the welfare of all adopted children;
- the prevalence and incidence of shared-time parenting arrangements;
- corporal punishment of children and what Singapore and international law has to say about the use of punitive force on children by parents;
- how mediation has been successfully used to resolve child abduction issues for Hague and non-Hague Convention countries;
- how family justice may be traced to our substantive law regulating spousal and parental behaviour dating back to the very enactment of the Women’s Charter in 1961;
- the evolution of innovations, initiatives and programmes of family justice courts over time;
- child protection laws and legal processes in child protection cases;
- the historical cases which exposed the conundrum in the area of jurisdiction over Muslim children in custody cases and the manner in which the courts and the legislation handled such problems; and
- the scientific, ethical, diagnostic and legal issues related to parental alienation syndrome.
THE SINGAPORE LAW REPORTS
The Singapore Law Reports (“SLR”) embodies Singapore’s jurisprudence and is a pillar in the development of the law and the legal system in Singapore. As Singapore’s official law reports series, the SLR publishes legally-significant decisions of the Supreme Court of Singapore and the Constitutional Tribunal.
Cases are selected for reporting by a Selection Panel appointed by the Academy’s Council of Law Reporting. The Council of Law Reporting oversees the function of law reporting in Singapore. The Selection Panel, comprising senior members of the profession, selects judgments that meet the established criteria for reporting in the SLR.
Cases reported in the SLR are prefixed by headnotes prepared by Justices’ Law Clerks. Each headnote contains, inter alia, catchwords, summary of the facts, summary of the holding, list of case(s) referred to and list of legislation referred to.
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