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Law Commission Act

COMMENCEMENT DATE Saturday, 29 November 1969


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 Comissionin regard to legal education.

6.        Certain matters to be laid before Parliament.

7.        The Law Comissionto make reports on their proceedings.

8.        Power of delegation of the Law Commission.

9.        Power of the Law Comissionto 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.

SI 23 of 1977,

SI 11 of 1978.

3 of 1969,

8 of 1972.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of a Law Comissionfor 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 ComissionAct.

2. Establishment and Constitution of the Law Commission.

(1) For the purposes of this Act, there shall be established a Comissionwhich shall be called the Law Commission, and which shall consist of a Chairman and of not less than ten and not more than fourteen other Commissioners all of whom shall be appointed by the President 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.

[S 2(1) subs by s 2 of Law 11 of 1978.]

(2) A Commissioner 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 a Commissioner vacates his office prior to the expiration of his term office isfice, his successor shall, unless he earlier vacates his office, hold office only for the unexpired portion of such term.

(3) A Commissioner may resign his office by writing under his hand addressed to the President.

(4) There shall be paid to the Commissioners for their services such remuneration as may be determined by the Minister, with the prior concurrence of the Minister in charge of the subject of Finance.

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