Human rights in Singapore

Human rights in Singapore are codified in the Constitution of Singapore, which sets out the legal rights of its citizens. These rights are protected by the Constitution and include amendments and referendums. These rights have evolved significantly from the days since independence though the government in Singapore has broad powers to possibly limit citizens' rights or to inhibit political opposition.[1][2] In 2018, Singapore was ranked 151st by Reporters Without Borders in the Worldwide Press Freedom Index.[3] U.S.-based Freedom in the World scored Singapore 3 out of 7 for "political freedom", and 3 out of 7 for "civil liberties" (where 1 is the "most free"), with an overall ranking of "partly free" for the year 2015.[4]

Article 14 of the Constitution of Singapore, specifically Article 14(1), guarantees to Singapore citizens the rights to freedom of speech and expression, peaceful assembly without arms, and association. However, the enjoyment of these rights may be restricted by laws imposed by the Parliament of Singapore on the grounds stated in Article 14(2) of the Constitution.

  1. ^ "ODS HOME PAGE" (PDF). documents-dds-ny.un.org.
  2. ^ "2009 Human Rights Report: Singapore". U.S. Department of State. 11 March 2010. Archived from the original on 24 March 2010. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Singapore: Intolerant government, self-censorship". Reporters Without Borders. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Freedom in the World 2015". Freedom House. Retrieved 19 September 2015.

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