|871. ||JULY 1992 Issue|
|Book Review: Precedent in the Indian Legal System by Lakshmi Nath|
Loke, Alexander  Sing JLS 311 (Jul)
|872. ||DECEMBER 1991 Issue|
|Wildlife Protection Laws in Singapore|
Lye, Lin Heng  Sing JLS 287 (Dec)
This article examines the laws that protect wildlife in Singapore. It begins with an outline of the position at common law, which applied to Singapore prior to the enactment of local legislation. It then traces the history of local legislation, which began with the protection of Wild Birds Ordinance in 1884. The scope and the ambit of the present laws are examined and their inadequacies considered. Mention is made of recent conservation efforts, and the Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act, passed in 1989, which gives effect to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Finally, a call is made for improvements in existing laws, the urgent enactment of legislation to protect the marine eco-system and public education in matters of conservation.
|873. ||DECEMBER 1991 Issue|
|Humanitarian Assistance by International Organizations: A Question of Compulsory Access to Victims?|
Chan, Leng Sun  Sing JLS 320 (Dec)
The article examines a question that frequently arises when a State faces a disaster which threatens the lives of its nationals. Is the State in such a situation under an obligation to allow international humanitarian organizations onto its territory to assist those in need of help? The issue pits the notion of State sovereignty against the sanctity of human life
|874. ||DECEMBER 1991 Issue|
|Falsely Imprisoning the Legally Detained Person: Can the Bounds of Lawful Detention Ever be Exceeded?|
Fordham, Margaret  Sing JLS 348 (Dec)
The issue of whether a person who has been lawfully detained can, nevertheless, bring an action for false imprisonment has recently been considered by both the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords in England. In two cases involving prisoners allegedly subjected to adverse conditions, the courts questioned whether such circumstances could give rise to an action for false imprisonment, or whether the remedy should lie, if at all, in other torts. This article examines the impact of these decisions and considers their implications in the Singapore context.
|875. ||DECEMBER 1991 Issue|
|Foreign Traders and the Law of Passing-Off: The Requirement of Goodwill Within the Jurisdiction|
Ng, Siew Kuan  Sing JLS 372 (Dec)
The article discusses the requirement of goodwill in the law of passing-off and considers the extent to which the law entitles a foreign trader, who may not have a place of business within the jurisdiction, to restrain a local trader from using the same indicia of origin for its products or services. A brief discussion on the requirement of goodwill in other common law jurisdictions will also be made.
|876. ||DECEMBER 1991 Issue|
|Stay of Action Based on Exclusive Jurisdiction Clauses under English and Singapore Law (Part 2)|
Toh, Kian Sing  Sing JLS 410 (Dec)
The article examines the problems arising from the current approach relating to the stay of proceedings commenced in breach of exclusive jurisdiction arrangements. Both Singapore and English cases are referred to. A new approach is proposed in response to these problems.
|877. ||DECEMBER 1991 Issue|
|Public Law: An Examination of Purpose (Part 1)|
Sin, Boon Ann  Sing JLS 431 (Dec)
In an era where the private sector increasingly assumes functions which hitherto have been performed by the state, questions are being asked whether public law in its present form should not be revised to safeguard the interests of the citizens. It is against this backdrop that the article seeks to examine some of the basic questions of public law. Part I will consider approaches used both in England and in Singapore in defining the scope of public law. Part II will seek to examine some implications which may result from a recognition of the present limits of public law when placed against the changing functions of the state, and to consider the purpose for which public law ought to achieve.
|878. ||DECEMBER 1991 Issue|
|Property Law and Economic Loss after Murphy v. Brentwood District Council|
Townshend-Smith, Richard  Sing JLS 447 (Dec)
The decision of the House of Lords in Murphyv. Brentwood District Council marks a significant retreat from previos authority concerning the scope of the duty of care in negligence by limiting the scope of recovery for loss which is classified as economic in nature. This article focusses on one important issue left unanswered by the case, that of how to draw the distinction between property damage and economic loss, the answer to which may determine the outcome of litigation.
|879. ||DECEMBER 1991 Issue|
|The Legal Implications of Artificial Insemination by Donor|
Tan, Cheng Han  Sing JLS 466 (Dec)
Advance in medical science have opened up new vistas for mankind. However, some of these advances such as artificial insemination by donor sit uncomfortably with the existing legal framework. The writer considers the legal implications of donor insemination and suggests that legislation be passed to resolve some of the difficulties.
|880. ||DECEMBER 1991 Issue|
|Electing the President The Presidential Elections Act 1991|
Winslow, V.S.  Sing JLS 476 (Dec)