In this primer, we explain the current law in Singapore regarding the sterilisation of persons who lack mental capacity (P) and the relevance of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This is adapted from a longer
To What Extent Should the Court Consider a Patient’s Wishes and Feelings When Determining the Patient’s Best Interests?
The Mental Capacity Act (Cap 177A) makes it clear that a decision maker making a decision on behalf of a mentally incapacitated person (P) must consider P’s wishes and feelings. This article aims to illustrate the position in Singapore and
Since the Mental Capacity Act (Cap. 177A, 2010 Rev. Ed.) (“MCA”) came into force, there has been significant judicial clarifications on various issues on the Act. This commentary surveys the significant cases for practitioners and relevant individuals to note the