Written Answer by Minister for Law K Shanmugam to PQ on Preventing Abuse of Court Processes
04 July 2022 Posted in Parliamentary speeches and responses
Mr Gan Thiam Poh (Member of Parliament for Ang Mo Kio GRC)
To ask the Minister for Law whether the Courts can be given the legal powers to set shorter deadlines for death row convicts who wish to appeal against their death sentence to prevent the abuse of Court processes and unwarranted delays in the finality of capital punishments.
- There have been several unsuccessful last minute legal challenges by prisoners awaiting capital punishment, which were found by the Courts to be completely unmeritorious and amounting to abuses of process.
- We are considering legislative changes to deal with such abuses.
Last updated on 04 July 2022