The Singapore Academy of Law Conference: Developments in Singapore Law (?SAL Conference?) is a continuing series of five-yearly conferences reviewing the developments in Singapore law. The SAL Conference 2011, held in February 2011, marked the fourth in the series, and continued the tradition of bringing together Singapore?s most eminent practitioners and academics to present papers on a wide range of practice areas of law. This book comprises the papers that were delivered at the SAL Conference 2011, which critically examined and evaluated significant local case law and legislation over the five-year period from 2006 to 2010 and were revised for publication to provide a concise yet comprehensive review with detailed references.
Author(s)/Editor(s)/Contributor(s): Yeo Tiong Min, Hans Tjio, Tang Hang Wu (General Editors)
This book captures personal accounts by 15 legal personalities of their lives in the law in the decades leading up to 1959, when Singapore gained full internal self-governance. It draws on interviews by Singapore?s Oral History Centre with these change-makers who provide specific insight into our legal community and environment during those decades. Legal Tenor is not about hard-core history, but rather an attempt to extract and share some of the flavour of Singapore?s early legal years as told in the words of some of its earliest lawyers. Through a series of overlapping stories and perspectives, their tale is told with ? for the most part ? minimal intrusion, thus allowing readers to glean for themselves the tenor of the times.
Curator: Eleanor Wong
Date of Publication: Jan 2014
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.