Written Answer by Minister for Law, Mr K Shanmugam, to Parliamentary Question on cases reported on the Singapore Academy of Law website
11 Jul 2016 Posted in Parliamentary speeches and responses
Assoc Prof Fatimah Lateef, Member of Parliament for Marine Parade GRC
To ask the Minister for Law (a) how does the Singapore Academy of Law decide on the cases to be reported on its website; (b) what is the duration for which the cases will remain on its website; (c) what are the requirements for their removal; and (d) whether Court of Appeal cases heard in overseas jurisdictions are included in the website or only those heard in Singapore.
- The Singapore Academy of Law (“SAL”) manages two websites which contain judgments, namely the Singapore Law Watch website at www.singaporelawwatch.sg (“the SLW Website”) and the Singapore Law website at www.singaporelaw.sg (“the SgLaw Website”).
- According to SAL:
- All judgments from the Supreme Court of Singapore are published on the SLW Website and the SgLaw Website. There is no selection process.
- Judgments from the Supreme Court of Singapore are published on the SLW Website for a period of three months, and on the SgLaw Website in perpetuity.
- Judgments are redacted or not published only where this is required by law, or by an order of Court.
- The SLW Website and the SgLaw Website only publish judgments from the Supreme Court of Singapore. They do not publish judgments from other jurisdictions.
Last updated on 11 Jul 2016