A Guide to Constitutional Rights You Do Not Have

THEY HAD NO RIGHTS. THEY HAD NO SAY. THEY LONG TO BE FREE ONE DAY.

During the recent trial on the constitutionality of Section 377A of the Penal Code, the Attorney-General Chambers highlighted that unlike other countries like India, the Singapore Constitution does not set out rights to human dignity, sexual identity or privacy.

What other rights are not enshrined in the Singapore Constitution? In this resource, we present some examples of constitutional rights that you might think you have but are actually absent from the constitutional document or our constitutional jurisprudence!

* Constitutional rights are set out in Part IV of the Singapore Constitution. They include the right to life and personal liberty (Article 9), the right to equal protection (Article 12) and the right to freedom of expression (Article 14) and freedom of religion (Article 15).

 

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