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Pro Bono: Harassment/Stalking

Harassment/Stalking: Introduction

Information on systems in place to help victims of harassment. Examples of behaviour that constitute harassment include:

  • cyber bullying
  • sexual harassment
  • stalking
  • use of threatening, abusive, or insulting language.

Resources

A. General

Workplace Harassment
Information provided by the Ministry of Manpower, including:

       See also: Tripartite Advisory on Managing Workplace Harassment (2015)

Workplace Bullying: Know Your Rights and Remedies
Part 3 of the LawWorks Pocket Series, published by the National Trades Union Congress and the Law Society of Singapore (2016).

B. Self-help Remedies

Community Mediation Centre (CMC)
The CMC provides mediation services to residents in Singapore who face social, relational and community disputes. Click on the links below for information on:

C. Legal Remedies
The State Courts provides an overview of the Protection from Harassment Act. For more details about the remedies available, click on the links below:

1. Civil
Civil Remedies

The types of civil remedies available to victims of harassment at the State Courts include  protection orders (PO), stop publication orders (SPO) and correction orders (CO)

2. Criminal
File a Magistrate's Complaint

One may file a magistrate's complaint against a harasser or stalker. This may lead to criminal mediation. If there is no settlement, the complainant may proceed to trial by way of a private summons.

Police Report
One may make a police report against the harasser or stalker.

A. Self-help Options

1. Community Mediation Centre (CMC)
Add: 45 Maxwell Road, #07-11 The URA Centre (East Wing), Singapore 069118
Tel: 1800 2255 529 (1800-CALL-LAW)
Application: Apply onlineRefer a case to CMC (by agencies)

2. Community Justice Centre (Primary Justice Project)
Add: 1 Havelock Square, #B1-6/7/8 State Courts, Singapore 059724
Tel: +65 6557 4100
Email: help@cjc.org.sg

3. For more self-help agencies relating to workplace harassment, see Who can I contact for more information on workplace harassment?

B. Legal Remedies

1. State Courts Singapore
 Both civil remedies and criminal sanctions are available protect people from harassment:

Add (false statement order and payment of magistrate's complaint filing fee): Central Registry, 1 Havelock Square, Level 2 State Courts, Singapore 059724
Tel: 1800 587 8423

​Add (protection order): LawNet & CrimsonLogic Service Bureau, 133 New Bridge Road, #19-01/02 Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413
Tel: +65 6538 9507

2. Police
Emergencies: 999
Emergency SMS: 71999
Hotline: 1800 255 0000
Form: I-Witness
Form: Police report

Magistrate's Complaint Forms
Main magistrate complaint forms and additional forms for harassment cases. Published by the State Courts.

POHA  Applications: Forms
List of administrative and court forms that may be used in an application under POHA at the State Courts.

Police Report
One may make a police report against the harasser or stalker.

Resource Librarian

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Subjects: Law