| Singapore | 1 Nov 2015 | Asia Samachar |
Retired judicial commissioner Amarjeet Singh, now a senior consultant at law firm KhattarWong LLP, is featured in a newly launched book that gathers experiences of Singaporeans who have worked with the United Nations (UN).
He cuts one of the 45 chapters in the book 50 Years Of Singapore And The United Nations which captures the republic’s involvement in the UN in its 50 years as an independent nation.
For five years between 2001 and 2005, Amarjeet was one of the judges at the world’s first independent war crimes court located at The Hague in the Netherlands.
The book was edited by Ambassador-at-Large Tommy Koh, the Prime Minister’s press secretary Chang Li Lin, and former Institute of Policy Studies administrative assistant manager Joanna Koh. It was launched on 30 Oct.
For almost five years, Amarjeet listened to the horrific accounts of a European war. He also heard from war witnesses about the widespread shelling, killing and fear caused by former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic during the break-up of Yugoslavia, according to a news report on the launch of the book.
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, where Mr Singh was from 2001 to 2005, ultimately helped develop international criminal law and lay the foundation of the International Criminal Court, it adds.
Amarjeet, who has has over 45 years of legal and judicial experience, graduated in 1961 from the pioneer batch of law students from the then University of Malaya in Singapore.
He started his career in the Singapore Legal Service serving various appointments as a magistrate, district judge, and legal officer with the Official Assignee and Public Trustee.
He was a partner in M/s David Marshall, Advocates and Solicitors from 1968 – 1978, and a senior partner in Amarjeet, Rubin and Partners from 1978 – 1992. He served as a Judicial Commissioner from 1992 to 2000 and many of his judgments have been reported in the Singapore Law Reports, according to information at the KhattarWong website.
In 2003, he was appointed Senior Counsel by the Singapore Academy of Law.
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