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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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The Law Commission is working on framing a uniform civil family code comprising all existing family laws to check discrimination against children and women, reports BSS.
Costa MP, chaired the first meeting of the recently created Law Commission for the reform of the law and connected purposes.
The Law Commission, which helps advise ministers, has proposed a new power allowing the courts to recognise a will that would not be valid under existing formality rules, but where the will-maker has made clear their intentions.
The Law Commission has advised the law ministry to impose stringent punishment for those transporting these fowls, especially chickens, by stuffing them in tiny cages.
He said the EC had recommended this and the Law Commission had endorsed the view.
Now that the international community has come to realize that international law is not on the verge of being codified in treaties but will remain customary law for the foreseeable future, the International Law Commission is again addressing how customary law is identified in practice.
Egypt won a seat in the International Law Commission at the UN after Egyptian ambassador Hussien Hassouna won the elections that took place in New Yorkon Thursday, according to a Foreign Ministry statementreleased Friday.
The debate started after the Law Ministry asked the Law Commission to look into the issue.
In 1987, the then SA Law Commission (SALC) investigated surrogate motherhood, culminating in a report in 1992.
The decision came after the Law Commission published a report on the Humanisation and Decriminalisation of Attempt to Suicide, in which it urged the government to repeal Section 309, claiming that the law was "inhuman, irrespective of whether it is constitutional or unconstitutional.
The Law Commission has called for legislation relating to kidnapping, false imprisonment and child abduction to be overhauled.
It comes after the Scottish Law Commission held a review into double jeopardy laws.