Singapore: ICJ analysis brief on death penalty

Document Type: Analysis Brief
Date: 2016

The purpose of this document is to provide clear and updated information on the death penalty regime in Singapore.

In Singapore, about 26 offences carry the death penalty; it is most commonly used for murder (under s300 the Penal Code) and drug-trafficking/importation and exportation offences (under s5 and s7 of the Misuse of Drugs Act). These laws were amended in 2012 and the amendments came into effect on 1 January 2013.

The ICJ opposes capital punishment in all cases without exception.

The death penalty constitutes a violation of the right to life and the right not to be subjected to cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment.

Singapore-Death penalty laws-Advocacy-Analysis brief-2016-ENG  (full text in PDF)

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