Academic report

Prosecutorial Discretion and Sentencing in Singapore

By Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal / Kumaralingam Amirthalingam, on 1 January 2018

Singapore recently amended its laws to replace the mandatory death penalty regime for murder and drug trafficking with a discretionary sentencing regime under certain conditions. One of the conditions with respect to drug trafficking was that the convicted trafficker had to be granted a certificate by the Public Prosecutor stating that the trafficker had provided substantive assistance that led to the disruption of drug trafficking activities. That decision is not subject to judicial review except under very narrow circumstances, protected in the same way as the constitutionally protected prosecutorial discretion.

  • Document type Academic report
  • Themes list Due Process , Fair Trial, Death Penalty,