Law Commission

A Law Commission or Law Reform Commission is an independent body set up by a government to conduct law reform; that is, to consider the state of laws in a jurisdiction and make recommendations or proposals for legal changes or restructuring. Their functions include drafting revised versions of confusing laws, preparing consolidated versions of laws, making recommendations on updating outdated laws and making recommendations on repealing obsolete or spent laws.

  • Australia - Australian Law Reform Commission
  • Canada - Law Commission of Canada established by the Law Commission of Canada Act on July 1, 1997, replacing the Law Reform Commission of Canada which had been dissolved in 1993 by the Mulroney government. On September 25, 2006, funding to the Commission was removed by the Harper government, although the Act establishing the commission has not been repealed.
    • Alberta - Alberta Law Reform Institute
    • British Columbia - British Columbia Law Institute, formed to replace the British Columbia Law Reform Commission, which had been disbanded due to lack of funding
    • Manitoba - Manitoba Law Reform Commission
    • Nova Scotia - Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia
    • Ontario - Law Commission of Ontario[1]
    • Saskatchewan - Saskatchewan Law Reform Commission
  • Fiji - Fiji Law Reform Commission
  • Hong Kong - Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong, established in 1980
  • India - Law Commission of India
  • Ireland - Law Reform Commission (Ireland), established under the Law Reform Commission Act, 1975
  • Jersey - Jersey Law Commission established by the States of Jersey in 1996
  • Nepal - Nepal Law Commission established by the Nepal Law Commissions Act 2007
  • New Zealand - Law Commission established by the Law Commission Act
  • United Kingdom

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