From an outsider’s point of view, the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) might appear to be yet another inter-governmental process to keep the government accountable for its human rights violations. While this is not untrue, what might often go less discussed is that the UPR is also heavily reliant on civil societies to not only […]
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CAPE Conversations Presents: An Online Panel on Dover Forest! As the public furore over the recent mismanagement of green spaces mounts and the HDB’s public consultation on Dover Forest draws to a close this month, CAPE launched a panel to ask veteran conservationists, academics and climate: how can concerned citizens make their voices heard in […]
On 16th February, DPM Heng Swee Keat will announce Budget 2021. COVID-19 has posed greater challenges to persons from low-income communities and as we shift into a new normal: Does the announced Budget 2021 adequately address the needs of our low-income communities*? Over the last two weeks, A Good Space (AGS) and the Community for […]
On 4th January 2021, the sudden reveal by Minister of State Desmond Tan that TraceTogether data would be used for police investigations sparked a public outcry. In response, Singaporean authorities announced that new legislation setting out seven categories of serious offences for which TraceTogether data could only be used for in police investigations would be […]