Law Commission

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Law Commission

a body established by the Law Commissions Act 1965 to examine the law with a view to its systematic development and reform, including the codification of law, the elimination of anomalies, the repeal of obsolete and unnecessary enactments, and the modernization of the law. Such bodies can be found in many legal systems. See also SCOTTISH LAW COMMISSION.
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(147) Harvey McGregor, Contract Code Drawn Up on Behalf of the English Law Commission (Guiffre, 1993).
(155) Kirby's admiration for Scarman is evident from his lecture 'Law Reform and Human Rights Scarman's Great Legacy' English Law Commission (2006) <http://lawcommission.justice.gov.uk/>.
For example, the German Commission on Obligations Law Reform recommended a 3 year term for most contractual and non-contractual claims, an analogous opinion is supported by the English Law Commission, the compilers of UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts, Principles of European Contract Law (PECL) and Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR).

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