Administrative Law Digest

Administrative Law in the Common Law World

This post contains a roundup of recent developments (in and out of courts) and scholarship in the area of administrative law around the common law world. To submit content for our next update, please email us at

Judicial Developments in Administrative Law

1. A Malaysian High Court has ruled that the State Legislative Assembly’s (DUN) decision to disqualify an assemblyman was unlawful and has ordered his restoration as the constituency’s representative. The court found that, among other things, the DUN speaker had not accurately stated sections of the constitution, such that the rule of natural justice had not been complied with. The speaker also did not accord the assemblyman adequate time and opportunity to defend himself.

2. The Singapore High Court has dismissed a legal challenge against recent changes to the elected presidency scheme, finding that the applicant had no legal standing to bring the challenge. The applicant…

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