Kevin Tan Yew Lee

Institution: National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law

Adjunct Professor Kevin Tan specializes in Constitutional and Administrative Law, International Law and International Human Rights. He graduated with an LLB (Hons) from the Faculty of Law at the National University of Singapore and holds an LLM and JSD from the Yale Law School. He currently holds Adjunct Professorships at NUS Law as well as at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University where he teaches constitutional law, international law and international human rights.

He has published widely in his areas of specialization and has written and edited over 40 books on the law, history and politics of Singapore. Among his publications are: Constitutional Law in Malaysia and Singapore; Managing Political Change in Singapore: The Elected Presidency (Routledge, 1997); Lee’s Lieutenants: Singapore’s Old Guard (Allen & Unwin, 1999) (both with Lam Peng Er); The Singapore Legal System (Singapore University Press, 1999);); Essays in Singapore Legal History (Marshall-Cavendish Academic, 2004); Introduction to Singapore’s Constitution (Talisman); The Constitution of Singapore: A Contextual Analysis (Hart, 2015); The Evolution of a Revolution: 40 Years of the Singapore Constitution (with Thio Li-ann) (Routledge-Cavendish, 2009); and 50 Constitutional Moments That Defined a Nation (Marshall-Cavendish, 2015) (with Thio Li-ann).

He has been on the editorial board of several leading legal journals. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Yearbook of International Law (since 2010). He is also an Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Journal of Comparative Law (since 2019); and Editorial Board member of the Korean Journal of International and Comparative Law (since 2013). Kevin also serves on the Board of Governors of the Human Rights Resource Centre (HRRC).

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