Juris Illuminae Vol. 6 Issue 4 (February)
Dear Law School and friends,
After the controversy surrounding the November 2009 issue, Juris has decided that we will no longer publish anything sensational. Hence, on behalf of the Juris team, I apologise for this month’s boring choice of “Sex”.
Actually, this is just what happens when you allow young male Associate Editors to choose the theme which they would be most interested in writing on.
I initially balked. However, the guys had a point. We predict that this shall be the issue with the highest number of views, ever. (What, you thought this was on feminism and the law? You are excused then.)
Despite the squirms of juvenile disgust or delight that such a topic may incite, the problems where sex and the law meet are no laughing matter. Consider the arguments in tough issues such as marital rape, consensual sex between minors, child pornography, workplace sexual harassment and protection for the victims of sex crimes and decide for yourself. How far should the law intervene in a space as private as that of sex?
Tangential to the topic of sex is that of illegitimacy, which has been tackled by our Juris Sub-Editors. Junyi examines the history of the presumption of legitimacy and current case development in Singapore. Junhui argues for the Singapore position that illegitimate children should not inherit anything if their father dies intestate.
The complete list of articles:
- Romeo Knew Juliet Was a Minor But… by Jeremy Lua (here)
- When the Boss Gets Too Close by Ray Hong (here)
- You Have Amy’s Photo? Pay Her US$3.3m by Mubin Shah (here)
- Protecting Victims of Sex Crimes – Has Enough Been Done? by Aloysius Chang (here)
- Should Husbands Respect “No, Not Tonight?’ by Ian Shiah (here)
- A Father’s Sins by Sim Junhui (here)
- Making Sense of Section 114 of the Evidence Act by Ng Junyi (here)
- Exchange Feature: Postcard from Fukuoka by Ng Sook Zhen (here)
- Exchange Feature: Postcard from Toronto by Lynette Lim (here)
Happy reading,Charissa L. Deputy Chief Editor (SLR) & Juris Illuminae Editor SLR Editorial Board