LAW COMMISSION ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Establishment and Constitution of the Law Commission.

3. Objects of the Law Commission.

4. Functions of the Law.

5. Duty of the Law Commission in regard to legal education.

6. Certain matters to be laid before Parliament.

7. The Law Commission to make reports on their proceedings.

8. Power of delegation of the Law Commission.

9. Power of the Law Commission to accept, hold, and dispose of, donations.

10. Fund of the Law Commission.

11. Staff of the Law Commission.

12. Expenses of the Law Commission.

13. Interpretation.

23 of 1977,

11 of 1978.

3 of 1969,

8 of 1972,

19 of 2016.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of a Law Commission for the promotion of the reform of the law and for matters connected therewith or incidental there to.

[Date of Commencement: 29th November, 1969]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Law Commission Act.

2. Establishment and Constitution of the Law Commission.

(1) There shall be established a Commission which shall be called the Law Commission, and which shall consist of—

(a) the following ex-officio members—

(i) the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister assigned the subject of Justice or his nominee not below the rank of a Senior Assistant Secretary;

(ii) an officer not below the rank of an Additional Solicitor-General nominated by the Attorney-General; and

(iii) the Legal Draftsman or his nominee not below the rank of a Senior Assistant Legal Draftsman; and

(b) not less than ten and not more than fourteen other members appointed by the President (hereinafter referred to as the “appointed member”) from among persons appearing to the President to be suitably qualified for such appointment and the majority of whom shall be persons who have held or hold judicial office, or have experience as attorneys-at-law or teachers in law, or are academically qualified in law.

(2) The President shall appoint one of the members of the Commission to be the Chairman of the Commission.

(3) An appointed member shall, unless he earlier vacates his office, hold office for such period, not exceeding five years, as may be determined by the President at the time of his appointment, and shall be eligible for reappointment:

Provided, however, that if an appointed member vacates his office prior to the expiration of his term of office, his successor shall, unless he earlier vacates his office, hold office only for the unexpired portion of the term of the member whom he succeeds.

(4) An appointed member may resign from his office by writing under his hand addressed to the President.

(5) There shall be paid to the members of the Commission for their services such remuneration as may be determined by the Minister, with the prior concurrence of the Minister assigned the subject of Finance.

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