Constitutional Rights : Text, Cases & Materials | 2023
Kevin YL Tan and Jaclyn L Neo
||Jan , 2023
||Hardcover + Ebook
||Sweet & Maxwell
About the Book
Constitutional Rights: Text, Cases & Materials is a thought-provoking casebook designed for persons concerned with civil liberties. The comprehensive text covers important topics and landmark cases on constitutional rights in Malaysia, with broad exposition and detailed analysis of the law as provided by the Federal Constitution.
The book provides a helpful overview of each topic before presenting essential readings in the form of extracts of leading cases, scholarly articles and book chapters carefully selected by the editors. Incisive notes and questions made available after the essential readings stimulate critical thought and discussion which lead to a close appreciation of the topic. Additional references cited set out signposts for further research. Collectively, the readings and the analytical notes provide valuable insights to a thorough understanding of Malaysian constitutional theory and its contemporary application.
The topics on right to equality and equal protection, protection of life and liberty, rights of an accused person, protection against retrospective criminal laws and double jeopardy, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, assembly and association, language and education, right to property and citizenship are analytically discussed. Case authorities are thoroughly explained and critically examined. Comparative study against foreign statutes and cases provide fresh perspectives to the Malaysian position.
With an extensive collection of source materials curated from around the world within its covers, this book facilitates the research of constitutional law without the need to hunt through a library for often elusive sources of reference. It allows first-hand reading of actual sources which translates into a solid understanding of the subject matter.
Key Features of Constitutional Rights : Text, Cases & Materials
- Thorough analysis of the Federal Constitution
- Extensive coverage of constitutional cases with extracts of important parts of the judgments
- Broad discussions on the Malaysian fundamental rights with reproduction of significant case authorities
- Extracts of international sources for easy reference
- Insightful analysis, commentary, as well as thought-provoking questions which can translate into winning arguments in litigation
- Consideration of foreign case law to enrich the understanding and appreciation of constitutional issues
- Incisive commentary of specialist editors with wide expertise in the Constitutional Law of Malaysia and Singapore
Table Of Content of Constitutional Rights : Text, Cases & Materials
- The Right to Equality and Equal Protection
- Protection of Life and Liberty
- Rights of the Accused Person
- Protection Against Retrospective Criminal Laws and Double Jeopardy
- Freedom of Religion
- Freedom of Speech, Assembly and Association
- Language and Education
- Right to Property
About the Editors
Kevin YL Tan is Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore and Senior Fellow at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University. He joined his alma mater, the NUS Faculty of Law straight out of school and has, for the past 36 years, taught constitutional and administrative law, the Singapore Legal System, Law & Society, and Singapore Legal History. In 1996, he became the first Singaporean to obtain a JSD from the Yale Law School. He has published widely in his fields of research and beyond and is the editor and author of some 60 books and 100 articles on the law, history, and politics of Singapore. He has also been active on the editorial board of several journals and served previously as Editor-in-Chief of the Singapore Journal of International & Comparative Law, and the Asian Yearbook of International Law. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Journal of Comparative Law and editorial board member of the Korean Journal of International and Comparative Law.
Jaclyn L Neo is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Centre for Asian Legal Studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Law. A graduate of the NUS Faculty of Law (LLB) and Yale Law School (LLM and JSD), Dr Neo works on comparative constitutional law in Asia and law and religion. She is a recipient of multiple academic scholarships, competitive research grants, and research awards. Dr Neo has published in leading journals and is the editor/co-editor of more than ten books and special journal issues. Her article on domestic incorporation of international human rights law in a dualist state won the Asian Yearbook of International Law’s DILA International Law Prize. She was awarded the SHAPE-SEA Research Award in 2017 in recognition of her work on religious freedom in Southeast Asia.
Dr Neo has held visiting positions at Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, Frankfurt University, University of Münster, University of Trento, Melbourne Law School, and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. She also holds a position as a Senior Research Fellow in Constitutional Studies with The University of Texas-Austin School of Law, and is a Professorial Fellow with the Singapore Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) Academy.
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