25 Feb '11, 10am

Singapore's human rights record under UN scrutiny

on the country's human rights track record to the United Nations, as part of a review of all UN member states. This is the first time Singapore's human rights record is under scrutiny by the UN. One-hundred-and-fifty-nine states have been reviewed since first the first Universal Periodic Review (UPR) session in April 2008. The 10,700-word report submitted to the UN seeks to put in context Singapore's political and social landscape. It also looks into the protection of human rights in areas such as housing, education and special interest groups such as women, children and migrant workers. Observers said issues that could attract attention include those concerning Singapore's position on detention without trial, right of assembly and corporal punishment including the death penalty. In its report, the government said Singapore's diverse multi-racial, multi-religious society p...

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