South African Law Reform Commission

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The South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC) is a law reform commission which investigates the state of South African law and makes proposals for its reform to Parliament and the provincial legislatures. It is an independent advisory statutory body established by the South African Law Reform Commission Act of 1973. It investigates matters appearing on a programme approved by the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development.[1][2] The commission is part of the Commonwealth Association of Law Reform Agencies.

Members of the Commission

The members of the SALRC are appointed by the President and are drawn from the judiciary, legal profession and academic institutions.[3] The current members of the SALRC are:[4]

A new Commission was to be appointed by the President in 2012.[1]

In February 2012, the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development Jeff Radebe told reporters that the SALRC would be re-engineered to boost its legal research capacity and to better serve the needs of South Africa.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "SALRC Objects, Constitution and Functioning". salawreform.justice.gov.za. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  2. ^ "DoJ&CD: Branch: Legislative and Constitutional Development". justice.gov.za. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Other legal role-players and structures: South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC)". info.gov.za. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Members of the South African Law Reform Commission". salawreform.justice.gov.za. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Justice Yvonne Mokgoro". iwfsa.co.za. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Judicial independence 'beyond threat'". southafrica.info. 1 March 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2012.

External links

  • Official site of the South African Law Reform Commission
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