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    SMU Criminal Justice Conference 2015


    When should a police officer be allowed to detain you?

    When you are detained, should you be allowed to consult a lawyer immediately?

    Are you always presumed innocent until proven guilty?

    When you are eventually convicted, should the state be allowed to punish you any way it deems fit?

    Most importantly, how does the Constitution respond to these issues?

    These issues (and more) will be explored by a panel of eminent speakers at the SMU Criminal Justice Conference 2015, organized by the SMU Constitutional Law and Criminal Justice Club.

    This year’s conference will focus on how our constitutional provisions, and the values and principles that underlie them, should inform the way we view or shape the criminal justice system and policies relating to it.

    The Honourable Attorney-General, Mr V K Rajah SC will deliver the keynote address. The subsequent panel discussions will feature Professor Michael Hor, Dean of the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Law, Professor Ho Hock Lai, the Amaladass Professor of Criminal Justice at NUS, as well as many other distinguished academics and practitioners.

    Details of the conference are as follows:

    Date:              15 August 2015 (Saturday)

    Time:             1000hrs to 1600hrs (registration begins at 0915hrs)

    Venue:           Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium

    Level 2, School of Law/Accountancy

    Singapore Management University

    60 Stamford Road, Singapore 178900

    Admission is free, but by registration only.

    Download our latest conference programme here: Criminal Justice Conference 2015 - Conference Programme .pdf?dl=0

    Register for the conference here:


    SMU Criminal Justice Conference 2015 is an Accredited CPD Activity under the SILE’s CPD Scheme.

    For more information regarding CPD points for this event, please visit or contact Ms Sascha Ng at [email protected].

    Should you have any queries regarding the event, please email the SMU Constitutional Law & Criminal Justice club at [email protected] or [email protected].

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