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[Webinar] Public Law Webinar Series 2021

Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021, 12:00 pm - Friday, Nov 12, 2021, 01:30 pm
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Public Law issues – Current Concerns (20 Oct 2021, Wed)
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Equality and Equal Protection (2 Nov 2021, Tues)
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Hot Topics in Public Law (12 Nov 2021, Fri)
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Number of Public CPD Points:

Session 1 - 1.5
Session 2 - 1.5
Session 3 - 1.5

Practice Area: Government
Training Level:
General

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAMMES

[Webinar] Public Law issues - Current Concerns

20 October 2021, Wednesday (12.00pm - 1.30pm)

In this session, our panel discusses and explores potential public law dimensions to recent “hot-button” issues.

The panel will discuss various interesting issues that may have public law implications, including the use of TraceTogether data, its interaction with the Personal Data Protection Act, and legitimate expectations arising from governmental assurances about the use of such data; the constitutionality of correction directions under Part 3 of the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act in The Online Citizen Pte Ltd v Attorney-General; Singapore Democratic Party v Attorney-General [2021] SGCA 96, a landmark judgement issued by a five-member Court of Appeal on 8 October 2021; as well as a discussion of selected aspects of Syed Suhail bin Syed Zin v Attorney-General [2021] 1 SLR 809.

Speakers

  • Jeffrey Chan Wah Teck, SC – Senior Director, TSMP Law Corporation (Moderator for Panel Discussion)
  • Prof. Gary Chan – Professor of Law, Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore Management University
  • Lanx Goh – Head (International Privacy), Ant Group; Adj A/Prof (Law), National University of Singapore; Member (Cybersecurity & Data Protection Committee), The Law Society of Singapore; Fellow and Board Member (Asia Advisory Board), IAPP
  • Chan Min Jian – Associate, Mayer Brown (Singapore) Limited

For more information, please click here for the publicity brochure.

[Webinar] Equality and Equal Protection

2 November 2021, Tuesday (12.00pm - 1.30pm)

Conversations surrounding equality continue to permeate society’s consciousness. In 2020, the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement swept the world. In Singapore, viral videos of racially motivated behaviour drew outrage, while constitutional challenges to section 377A of the Penal Code and other hot-button issues seem to be occurring with greater frequency.

This session examines issues of equality and in particular, legal developments in Singapore concerning gender, sexual orientation and racial discrimination. 

Speakers

  • Jack Lee (Moderator for Panel Discussion)
  • Corinna Lim – Executive Director, AWARE
  • Harpreet Singh Nehal, SC – Managing Partner, Audent Chambers LLC
  • Marcus Teo – Sheridan Fellow (Faculty of Law), National University of Singapore

For more information, please click here for the publicity brochure.

[Webinar] Hot Topics in Public Law

12 November 2021, Friday (12.00pm - 1.30pm)

This panel session will cover several current topics in Public Law. The first topic is the immunity of public officials and ouster clauses. Ouster clauses that seek to provide immunity to public officials in their exercise of public power raise questions about the rule of law and the role of judicial review in enforcing legal limits. Courts have traditionally been hostile towards statutory attempts to exclude or restrict their supervisory jurisdiction, though different approaches have been taken in denying ouster clauses’ complete or partial effectiveness. This session examines recent jurisprudence on ouster clauses and the options available to jurists in rationalising the constitutionality of such clauses.

The second topic covers the use of emergency powers. Carl Schmitt famously said that 'the sovereign is he who calls the exception'. Regimes of exception can be said to include emergency powers, successful coups d'etat, or special laws allowing diversion from legal normality. In ancient Rome it was expressed as art - 'dictatorship'. However, whatever we call such a regime, we are faced with two difficulties: (i) when does the regime apply; and (ii) what limits can it be subjected to. This session will examine the regime of exception comparatively across several jurisdictions, attempting to provide answers to Schmitt’s challenging perspective.

The third and final topic is public law litigation beyond judicial review. Recent cases have shown that what happens before and after a judicial review application is just as important, and can in fact make or break one’s case. Some examples include the impact of ongoing negotiations on limitation periods (Robin Per), the need to make sufficiently detailed submissions as part of exhaustion of alternative remedies (Zero Nalpon), the need to identify the correct object of challenge (Jolovan Wham), and the possibility of court orders that order the making of a specific decision (CBB v Law Society). This session will discuss such examples and important lessons that can be gleaned on not just doctrinal matters but also the practicalities of public law within and beyond the courtroom.

Speakers

  • Prof. Leslie Chew, SC – Dean, School of Law, Singapore University of Social Sciences; Senior Consultant, RHT Law Asia LLP (Moderator for Panel Discussion)
  • Dinesh Dhillon – Partner, Allen & Gledhill LLP
  • Prof. Andrew James Harding – Visiting Research Professor (Faculty of Law), National University of Singapore
  • Benjamin Joshua Ong - Assistant Professor of Law, Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore Management University

For more information, please click here for the publicity brochure.

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