Thursday, March 29, 2012

One-stop reference law guidebook launched

SINGAPORE: A one-stop reference guide to criminal procedure in Singapore was launched on Wednesday by Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong and Attorney-General Sundaresh Menon.

The book, called the Criminal Procedure Code of Singapore: Annotations and Commentary, aims to provide a clear understanding to the most updated version of the criminal procedure code in Singapore.

With more than 600 pages and some 430 sections, the legislation - the Criminal Procedure Code of Singapore - can be a challenge to digest even for law practitioners themselves especially since the code has undergone several major changes since it first came into effect in 1900.

The guidebook aims to help practitioners unfamiliar with the latest piece of legislation, which was updated in 2010.

It includes several features including commentaries, analysis of the provisions, and even comparisons with the older versions.

Mr Menon explains: "A team of prosecutors got together and they started conceptualising it because they anticipated what a significant change the new criminal procedure code was going to be. They thought it was really timely for us to make sure that we have a good guide for users."

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Source From Channel News Asia

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