Singapore: ICJ analysis brief on death penalty

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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