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Women on Death Row in Singapore: how gender discriminations create a ‘double punishment’

Women on death row in Singapore face a stark reality of isolation, harassment and intimidation. Singapore’s enthusiastic application of the death penalty, particularly, for minor drug offences, has recently garnered the spotlight after Singapore have executed at least 11 men since March 2022.

  • Phoebe Haywood and Linda Cho
  • Pearls and Irritations

In a submission to the 85th Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the stark realities for women in capital cases was examined, further compromising Singapore’s reputation as a leader in arbitration and as a country committed to the fair trial process.

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