- Coupright Page
- Table of Cases
- Table of Legislation
- List of Contributors
- Asia’s Ambivalence about International Law
- Regional Organizations
- Asia in the History and Theory of International Law
- Regional Peace and Security
- Human Rights
- International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law
- International Environmental Law
- Law of the Sea and Asian States
- International Economic Law and Asia
- International Dispute Settlement
- South Korea
- The Philippines
- Viet Nam
- Sri Lanka
- Central Asian States
- South Pacific Island States
- New Zealand
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter addresses international law in Singapore, looking at Singapore’s role in international and regional organizations like the UN and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and particularly at the role played by key Singaporean representatives in these organizations. From its earliest days, Singapore committed itself to being an active player in the international community. At the UN, its permanent representatives displayed extraordinary diplomatic acumen and capability and were prominent in key meetings and deliberations. Meanwhile, throughout its history, Singapore has been one of ASEAN’s strongest advocates and supporters. The chapter then considers how international law is implemented in Singapore by domestic tribunals and by Parliament and discusses the implementation of human rights norms in the context of state imperatives concerning human welfare and development.
Li-ann Thio is Provost’s Chair Professor at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law, Singapore.
Kevin YL Tan is Professor at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, and Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
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