|901. ||DECEMBER 1992 Issue|
|The Rio Declaration and its Influence on International Environmental Law|
Foo, Kim Boon  Sing JLS 347 (Dec)
Did the recent UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) conclude with only pious aspirations or solid achievements? Among the documents adopted at UNCED was Agenda 21, an ambitious plan of action to tackle both global and national environmental problems, a Statement of Principles on Forests, and the Rio de Janeiro Declaration on Environment and Development. This article considers what influence, if any, the Rio Declaration might exert in relation to the further development of international environmental law.
|902. ||DECEMBER 1992 Issue|
|Sing a Song of Sang, A Pocketful of Woes?|
Tan, Yock Lin  Sing JLS 365 (Dec)
This article argues that there is a provision in the Singapore Evidence Act for the exercise of judicial discretion to exclude prejudicial evidence. It then considers the English case of Sang with a view to showing that there is a need for development of the privilege against self-incrimination and for a broader conception of prejudice in a trial which takes into account inadequacies in the preparation for trial occasioned by the manner evidence is procured. The inter-relations of Sang and evidentiary legislative provisions (especially in the Road Traffic Act) are also examined.
|903. ||DECEMBER 1992 Issue|
|Time Charterparties : Final Voyages and Contractual Rights|
Wei, George  Sing JLS 415 (Dec)
The position of a charterer under a time charterparty in respect of his obligation to give contractually valid orders as to the employment of the vessel have spawned numerous problems. Amongst these are the matters which pertain to orders relating to the employment of the vessel as the termination of the charter period approaches. This article discusses the position of the contracting parties in respect of such orders.
|904. ||DECEMBER 1992 Issue|
|Corporate Recapitalizations and the Elimination of Preferred Dividend Arrears: The American Lesson|
Lee, Beng Tat  Sing JLS 435 (Dec)
This paper attempts a critical analysis of the reasons which are often advanced and those which may be advanced to justify the elimination of accumulated preferred dividend arrears through corporate recapitalization schemes. It will also develop an argument based primarily on fundamental legal and economic principles to support the need for greater protection of preferred stockholders from such recapitalization schemes. The paper also explains why in the writer's opinion, the existing legislation in many of the American states and in Singapore are inadequate for this purpose.
|905. ||DECEMBER 1992 Issue|
|Adverse Possession of Land under the Land Titles Act|
Tan, Sook Yee  Sing JLS 481 (Dec)
The Land Titles Act permits limited application of the law of acquiring title by adverse possession to registered land. This article examines the provisions of the Act and recent cases on the interpretation of these provisions. The Land Titles Bill 1992 proposes to abolish acquisition of title by adverse possession altogether in regard to registered land. The proposed amendment and the transitional provisions are also considered.
|906. ||DECEMBER 1992 Issue|
|Eligibility of Employees to Join Rank-and-File Unions: The Ministry of Labour's 1992 Guidelines|
Seah, Teck Kim Kim  Sing JLS 496 (Dec)
Collective bargaining is an integral aspect of industrial relationship in Singapore. The precise scope of the restrictions placed on certain classess of employees to collective bargaining have been a subject of prolonged discussion between unions and employers. This article examines the Ministry of Labour 1992 Guidelines on union eligibility in light of relevant awards by the Industrial Arbitration Court with particular emphasis on the eligibility of middle level employees to join and participate in rank-and-file union activities.
|907. ||DECEMBER 1992 Issue|
|Wills (Amendment) Act 1992|
Crown, Barry C.  Sing JLS 513 (Dec)
|908. ||DECEMBER 1992 Issue|
|Trustees (Amendment) Act 1992|
Crown, Barry C.  Sing JLS 519 (Dec)
|909. ||DECEMBER 1992 Issue|
|Vindication of the Three Proximities Alcock & Ors v. Chief Constable of the South Yorkshire Police|
Lee, Eng Beng  Sing JLS 528 (Dec)
|910. ||DECEMBER 1992 Issue|
|The Freedom of Speech and Defamation Jeyaretnam Joshua Benjamin v. Lee Kuan Yew|
Hor, Michael  Sing JLS 542 (Dec)