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Article 11-12 Singapore Constitution 1963

Article 11-12 Constitution of Singapore 1963

Article 11, 12 of the Constitution of Singapore 1963, among others, are under Part IV of the Constitution. Part IV is titled Fundamental Liberties.

Article 11 Singapore Constitution 1963

Protection against retrospective criminal laws and repeated trials

(1) No person shall be punished for an act or omission which was not punishable by law when it was done or made, and no person shall suffer greater punishment for an offence than was prescribed by law at the time it was committed.

(2) A person who has been convicted or acquitted of an offence shall not be tried again for the same offence except where the conviction or acquittal has been quashed and a retrial ordered by a court superior to that by which he was convicted or acquitted.

See also  Article 111B-111I Singapore Constitution 1963

Article 12 Singapore Constitution 1963

Equal protection

(1) All persons are equal before the law and entitled to the equal protection of the law.

(2) Except as expressly authorised by this Constitution, there shall be no discrimination against citizens of Singapore on the ground only of religion, race, descent or place of birth in any law or in the appointment to any office or employment under a public authority or in the administration of any law relating to the acquisition, holding or disposition of property or the establishing or carrying on of any trade, business, profession, vocation or employment.

(3) This Article does not invalidate or prohibit —
(a) any provision regulating personal law; or
(b) any provision or practice restricting office or employment connected with the affairs of any religion, or of an institution managed by a group professing any religion, to persons professing that religion.

See also:

Article 9-10 Singapore Constitution 1963

Article 13-14 Singapore Constitution 1963

Article 15-16 Singapore Constitution 1963

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