Online child pornography law under consideration in Singapore

Singapore’s Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam in Parliament on 10 January said that the draft law to deal with child pornography would be available to the public for recommendations soon. The law is being drafted by an expert Committee.

A Committee had been set up in July 2016 in  Singapore with a view to carry out the review covering areas such as laws that criminalise attempt to suicide, martial immunity for rape, punishment for sexual offenders and the need for new criminal offences etc. It consists of lawyers, representatives from the Attorney-General’s Chambers and police force and academicians.

One of the areas referred to the Committee is also to review laws deterring online child pornography. The draft law is expected to cover  the making of pornographic material to distribution or possession of such material.

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Saumya Snehal

Saumya Snehal is a 3rd year BBA LLB student at Chanakya National Law University. Always a bibliophile, she loves to read, research and write on anything and everything legal. She has a insatiable appetite for knowledge and explores the same through indulging in various internships so that to constantly grow and become a better version of herself. She especially has an interest in corporate law and social legislations.

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