Kevin Y.L Tan

Institution: National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law

Professor Kevin YL 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 the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS) as well as at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) 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. From 1998-2000, he was also Chief Editor of the Singapore Journal of International and Comparative Law and from 2000-2003 was the journal’s Adjunct Editor. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Yearbook of International Law(since 2010); Executive Editor of the Asian Journal of Comparative Law (since 2016); 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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