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Domestic legislation for serious crimes under international law

Crimes

Crime of Aggression / Crimes against peace

No provision.

Crimes against humanity

No provision.

Genocide

Genocide is defined and punished in Articles 130D and 130E of the Penal Code of Singapore. See:

  • Penal Code. (Chapter 224). (Original Enactment: Ordinance 4 of 1871).
    The Law Revision Commission under the Authority of the Revised Edition of the Laws Act (Chapter 275). (Informal Consolidation version in force from 1 April 2015). [ENG]

    War Crimes

    Grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions are punished in s. 3, under Part II, of the Geneva Conventions Act of Singapore. See:

  • The Geneva Conventions (Amendment) Act 2007.
    Government Gazette (Acts Supplement), No. 51, 14 December 2007

  • Geneva Conventions Act, 1973.
    Government Gazette (Acts Supplement), No. 11, 3 April 1973

    Additional documents:

  • The Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Regulations 2007.
    Government Gazette, 14th December 2007

  • The Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act.
    Government Gazette (Acts Supplement), 2 June 2000

  • The Biological Agents and Toxins Act.
    The Statutes of the Republic of Singapore, Revised Edition 2006, 31st December 2006

  • The Singapore Red Cross Society (Incorporation) Act, 1973.
    Government Gazette (Acts Supplement), No. 12, 3 April 1973


    Jurisdiction

    Jurisdiction over war crimes is provided for under s. 3 (grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions) of the Geneva Conventions Act. See:

  • Geneva Conventions Act, 1973.
    Government Gazette (Acts Supplement), No. 11, 3 April 1973

    Extraterritorial jurisdiction is provided for under Articles 3 and 4 of the Penal Code of the Republic of Singapore. See:

  • Penal Code. (Chapter 224). (Original Enactment: Ordinance 4 of 1871).
    The Law Revision Commission under the Authority of the Revised Edition of the Laws Act (Chapter 275). (Informal Consolidation version in force from 1 April 2015). [ENG]

    International Criminal Court

    Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: The Republic of Singapore is not a state party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.


  • Judicial Decisions

  • Krofan Stanislaus v. Public Prosecutor. Federal Court, 5 October 1966. [ENG]

  • N. V. De Bataafsche Petroleum Maatschappli & Ors. v. The War Damage Commission. Court of Appeal, 13 April 1956. [ENG]

  • Resources and Links

  • Constitution of the Republic of Singapore. (Original Enactment: S 1/63). (Informal Consolidation version in force from 1/4/2017).
    Singapore Statutes Online, Government of Singapore. [ENG]. [Last accessed 07Jul17]. [External Link to pdf document]

  • Constitutional Documents.
    Singapore Statutes Online, Government of Singapore. [ENG]. [Last accessed 07Jul17]. [External Link]

  • Criminal Procedure Code. (Cap. 68).
    Singapore Statutes Online, Government of Singapore. [ENG]. [Last accessed 07Jul17]. [External Link to pdf document]

  • Singapore Statutes Online.
    Government of Singapore. [ENG]. [Last accessed 12Feb18]. [External Link]

  • List of International Humanitarian Law Treaties to which Singapore is a State party. [ENG]
    (International Committee of the Red Cross). [ENG] [Last accessed 07Jul17] [External Link]