Gibraltar To Form Commission To Update Laws
by Amanda Banks, Lowtax.net, London
20 March, 2017
Gibraltar's Justice Minister, Neil Costa, recently released a bill to create a Law Commission charged with reforming the law in Gibraltar.
The Law Commission will be a statutory body tasked with receiving and considering law reform proposals, examining particular branches of the law and formulating proposals for reform, and codifying the law and eliminating anomalies.
The Commission will also propose the repeal of obsolete and unnecessary enactments, and generally provide advice and information to the Government of Gibraltar on law reforms and amendments.
Commenting of the establishment of the Law Commission, Costa said: "This Bill is intended to create a statutory body made up of myself, the Attorney General, and experts in different fields. The Commission will be tasked with examining various areas of laws, which may either be obsolete due to the passage of time since they appeared on the statute books, or require amendment due to particular local circumstances."
One of the Commission's first projects will be a review of local sentencing laws to ensure that they cater for the needs of Gibraltar.
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