Public Defender's Office timely and necessary

In a commentary, SMU Associate Professor of Law Eugene Tan discussed the significance of the establishment of the Public Defender's Office and explained why the move is timely and necessary. He opined that the public defender scheme strengthens access to justice and trust and confidence in the administration of criminal justice, and will enhance commitment to the rule of law in Singapore. Assoc Prof Tan contributed Singapore's national report to the Access To Justice - A New Global Survey study which examines the extent to which legal systems across the world provide affordable and adequate access to justice.
The Straits Times