Exclusive Interview with Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong, Professor Michael Hor

By Chan Jian Da (Kenneth) and Rebecca Koh

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Innocence Project (Singapore) (“IP(SG)”) members – Chan Jian Da (Kenneth), Abhinav Mohan and Jaryl Lim had the privilege of interviewing Professor Michael Hor, the Dean of University of Hong Kong’s (“HKU”) Faculty of Law.
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Righting an injustice Part Three: Getting to know Mr. Mervyn Cheong

mervyn interviewIn September 2013, a student team from the Innocence Project (Singapore) took on the case of Abdul[1], who had been sentenced to imprisonment and caning for unlawful consumption of drugs. The team’s efforts played an integral role in overturning Abdul’s conviction and subsequent discharge amounting to acquittal.

None of this would be possible without the help of the Pro Bono lawyer who took up the case and ultimately worked with the Prosecutors to secure an acquittal. Today we talk with Mr Mervyn Cheong, from Eugene Thuraisingam, to find out more about him, his pro bono experiences and working with the Innocence Project (Singapore).

Today’s article marks the last of this three part series. For more updates from us, please hit the follow button located at the bottom right corner of your screen. We are also delighted to reveal that this case will be covered on a Channel 5 TV series called Verdict, which will be broadcast on 20 Jan 2015 at 10.30pm.  Continue reading

Righting an injustice Part Two: The team shares their thoughts

In September 2013, a student team from the Innocence Project (Singapore) took on the case of Abdul, who had been sentenced to imprisonment and caning for unlawful consumption of drugs. The team’s efforts played an integral role in overturning Abdul’s conviction and subsequent discharge amounting to acquittal.

Every application that the Innocence Project (Singapore) receives is handled by one of our student teams, which conducts a comprehensive investigation including applicant interviews, on-the-ground investigation and legal research. Today, the Investigation team in charge of Abdul’s case, comprising Victor Leong, Ryan Nicholas Hong, Will Jude Vimal Raj and Allison Tan, shares their journey with Innocence Project (Singapore). Continue reading

An interview with former Supreme Court Judge, Mr Kan Ting Chiu

Mr Kan Ting Chiu

Mr Kan Ting Chiu. Image credit: Supreme Court Singapore Annual Report 2011

By Vincent Ho, Teo Ho Hong, Hoang Linh Trang and Stacey Lopez

Innocence Project Members Hoang Linh Trang and Johnson Teo had the opportunity to interview former judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore, Mr Kan Ting Chiu.

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