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Law Commission to review ‘prison whistleblowers’

The controversial use of prison witnesses in New Zealand’s justice system will finally be revisited. Known as ‘prison whistleblowers’, these are criminals who claim another prisoner confessed to them in jail or admitted details of a crime in which they were involved. In return for this evidence, they are often rewarded with reduced sentences for […]

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Law Commission review of Arbitration Act 1996

On Thursday, the Law Commission of England and Wales published its review of the Arbitration Act 1996 (“the Act”). The Act has long been regarded as an exceptionally well-drafted law, clear and concise, and marrying the best traditions of English arbitration law with the innovations of the UNCITRAL Model Law (which was only a few […]

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Refining English Arbitration Law: Reactions to the Law Commission Consultation Paper

Today the Law Commission released its first consultation paper in its review of the Arbitration Act 1996 (the “LawThe stated objective of the review was to ensure that the law remains “best in class”: an approach based on adjustment rather than fundamental reform. Nevertheless, the consultation paper proposes changes and notable and very welcome clarifications, […]

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The Corporate Aspects of the Digital Assets Law Commission’s Consultation Paper

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 5:55 p.m. by Elliot Cowan and Mumuksha Singh of the CMS In July 2022, the Law Commission for England and Wales launched its consultation proposals inviting comments and acknowledgment for the protection of digital assets such as crypto-tokens, cryptoassets and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). How the Law Commission’s proposals apply from a […]

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UK Law Commission proposes to establish a new category of property rights to cover digital assets

In July 2022, the Law Commission published a consultation proposing certain reforms in relation to property rights and digital assets. The main recommendation of the consultation was to create a new category of assets, called data objects, to ensure that cryptocurrency and other forms of digital assets can be legally recognized as property. This approach […]

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Intellectual Property in NFTs – The Law Commission (E&W) Proposes that Digital Assets Be Treated as a New Form of Personal Property

September 08, 2022 Herbert Smith’s Freehills To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. How to deal with digital assets in terms of ownership? This is what the Law Commission of England and Wales considered in its consultation paper on the recognition and protection […]

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Review of Law Commission Appeals – Inside and Inside Information

Government’s call for a judicial body to examine the need for reform of the appeals system is widely welcomed by experts ‘Essential remedy’ – Edouard Garnier Last year Baroness Stern and I co-chaired a Westminster Commission into Miscarriages of Justice inquiry into the work of the CCRC. We spent several months with our fellow commissioners, […]

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Automated vehicles: what does the Law Commission recommend and why? : Clyde & Co.

An introduction to our series on automated vehicles and the Law Commissions report. We present the topics that will be presented in more detail in the next episodes. In January 2022, the Law Commission of England & Wales and the Scottish Law Commission published the final report of their three-year joint inquiry into the steps […]

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Whitmer nominates Dearborn police chief to State Law Commission

DEARBORN, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer has appointed Dearborn Police Chief Issa Shahin to Michigan’s Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, a highly selective standards body that shapes all aspects of the profession in the state of Michigan, city officials said Friday. Shahin, a 24-year veteran of the Dearborn Police Department, was nominated for the position […]

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Law Commission launches consultation on digital assets – Osborne Clarke

UK Companies Involved in Crypto-Token Transactions Have Opportunity to Shape Future Crypto-Asset Regulation The UK Law Commission has released (July 28, 2022) a Digital Assets Consultation Paper and Summary, following an earlier public consultation and subsequent legal statement from the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce in 2019 which examined the legal status of crypto-assets. The document recognizes […]

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Ballot Law Commission rejects request to bar secessionists from running for state government – New Hampshire Bulletin

The Ballot Law Commission on Wednesday dismissed a complaint seeking to bar secessionists from running for state government. The commission determined that it did not have jurisdiction over the matter because it is a matter related to the U.S. Constitution and not a matter of state election law. The decision comes after 13 state officials […]

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Abuse and Neglect Blog – Law Commission recommendations on criminalizing “downblousing” and sharing images without consent.

In July, the Law Commission of England and Wales published new recommendations aimed at protecting victims of intimate image abuse by strengthening the law in this area. In 2019, the Department of Justice asked the Law Commission to conduct a review of existing criminal law regarding the taking, making and sharing of intimate images without […]

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Law Commission Proposes Groundbreaking Rules for Ownership of Crypto Tokens and NFTs – TechCrunch

Legal reform body for England and Wales says digital assets are personal property Dr. Adam Sanitt Donor Dr. Adam Sanitt is a knowledge director specializing in financial litigation, technology and innovation at global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright. There is a middle finger earthquake occurring in the field of digital assets, which is expected to […]

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UK Law Commission consults on digital asset law reforms | Shearman & Sterling LLP

Following the Digital Assets Call for Evidence in 2021, the UK Law Commission has published a consultation on proposals to reform English and Welsh law to recognize and protect the rights of users of digital assets. The Law Commission believes that the law of England and Wales is resilient, flexible and iterative enough to adapt […]

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New Zealand Law Commission recommends class action law – Class Actions

August 09, 2022 Herbert Smith’s Freehills To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. New Zealand is set to move closer to a statutory class action proceeding after the New Zealand Law Commission’s recent publication (NZLC) final report on Class Actions and Litigation Funding. […]

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Việt Nam contributes to the International Law Commission

VIETNAM, August 7 – GENEVA — Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyễn Hồng Thao pledged to further contribute to the progress and development of international law, for peace, friendship, cooperation and sustainable development in the world. Speaking at the 73rd session of the International Law Commission (ILC) on 5 August, the Ambassador, on behalf of the regional group […]

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Vietnam actively contributes to the International Law Commission | Policy

Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Hong Thao (Photo: VNA) Geneva (VNA) – Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Hong Thao pledged to contribute more to the progress and development of international law, for peace, friendship, cooperation and sustainable development in the world. Speaking at the 73rd session of the International Law Commission (ILC) on 5 August, the Ambassador, on behalf […]

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Changes underway following the recommendations of the Law Commission for the reform of marriage and civil partnership ceremonies

The Law Commission has now released its long-awaited report on the laws governing marriages and civil partnership ceremonies. As early as December 2014, the government invited the Law Commission to conduct a review of the law governing marriages and civil partnership ceremonies in that country. This led to the publication of a guidance document a […]

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“Vacancies at the highest level”: Law Commission and CVC share the same story

House ” National ” “Vacancies at the highest level”: Law Commission and CVC share the same story New Delhi, August 2 (SocialNews.XYZ) Two important institutions – the Law Commission and the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) – have been operating without staff at the highest level for some time now. The Law Commission, which is mandated […]

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The Law Commission’s consultation paper on digital assets, including the proposal for a third category of personal property to cover crypto-tokens and other digital assets

The Law Commission for England and Wales has launched a major and detailed consultation on proposals to ensure the law recognizes and protects digital assets, which include crypto-tokens, cryptoassets and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). In this article, we provide our readers with a high-level overview of some of these proposals, which include (1) the creation of […]

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UK – Law Commission on digital assets: five key takeaways | Allen & Overy LLP

1. A new property type Much of the Law Commission’s analysis focuses on property law. The great advantage of property rights is that they can be invoked against the rest of the world. In contrast, personal rights, such as those in a contract, exist only between the parties who have assumed them. Property rights come […]

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Law Commission Digital Assets Consultation – A Property Rights Reform Proposal – Fin Tech

The Law Commission of England and Wales has published a consultation paper (the Paper) on the recognition and protection of digital assets. The consultation, which closes November 4, 2022, focuses on the legal treatment of digital assets and recommends legislative reform to create a third category of personal property – called “data objects” – beyond […]

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The Law Commission of England proposes a new form of ownership for Bitcoin

The Law Commission of England’s proposal outlines a new form of ownership for digital assets, custody operations and a framework for legal proceedings. The Law Commission of England and Wales, an independent legal reform consultancy originally commissioned by parliament, has proposed a new ownership category to encompass digital assets such as bitcoin in a 549-page […]

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Law Commission criticized for marriage proposals

The Church of England is against the proposals.(Photo: Unsplash/Wedding Photography) Law Commission plans to “modernize” wedding ceremonies will “devalue” the institution, critics say. The Commission wants to relax the rules on where weddings can take place. In England and Wales this is limited to a place of worship, a register office or an approved venue […]

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No plans for committee to implement UCC, Law Commission urged to consider: Kiren Rijiju

The government said on Thursday that it was not proposing to set up a committee to implement a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) and added that it had asked the Law Commission to consider various questions on the matter and to make recommendations. Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju said this in response to a question from the […]

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The Digital Assets Law Commission’s consultation – a proposal for property rights reform

The Law Commission of England and Wales has published a consultation document (the Paper) on the recognition and protection of digital assets. The consultation, which closes November 4, 2022, focuses on the legal treatment of digital assets and recommends legislative reform to create a third category of personal property – called “data objects” – beyond […]

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UK Law Commission publishes proposals to reform digital asset laws – says reforms must not ‘stifle development’ CryptoGlobe

According to the Law Commission, the statutory body of the United Kingdom, digital assets are playing an increasingly important role in modern society and, as such, the law relating to them must be reviewed. Reforming the laws will not only protect users’ rights and maximize the potential of digital assets, but can potentially position England […]

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UK Law Commission consults on digital asset law reforms

Following the Digital Assets Call for Evidence in 2021, the UK Law Commission has published a consultation on proposals to reform English and Welsh law to recognize and protect the rights of users of digital assets. The Law Commission believes that the law of England and Wales is resilient, flexible and iterative enough to adapt […]

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Law Commission Proposes Law Reforms to Better Recognize Crypto Assets

Ice sculptor Csaba Vass puts the finishing touches on a large Bitcoin ice sculpture in front of Tower Bridge in London, to celebrate the eighth anniversary of the world’s leading crypto exchange, Huobi Global. Picture date: Wednesday November 24, 2021. (PA Archive) Personal property law should be reformed to better recognize digital assets such as […]

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The SC will hear the request for appointment of the President and members of the Law Commission

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to consider listing to hear a plea asking the Center to appoint the chairman and members of the Law Commission of India and make it a statutory body. A bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana, Justices Krishna Murari and Hima Kohli said they would list the case to be […]

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Pilot Abandonment: Law Commission Examines Robot Planes | New

Autonomous aircraft are the latest technological development to be reviewed by the Law Commission. The two-year review of autonomous flight will examine the existing legal framework to identify challenges and opportunities related to the introduction of highly automated aviation systems, the commission said. Automation is well established in aviation, even in passenger services – a […]

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No time limit set for appointment of Law Commission Chair: Center

Kiren Rijiju said there was no proposal to make the Law Commission a statutory body. New Delhi: No time limit has been set for the appointment of the chairman and full-time and part-time members of the Laws Commission, the government told Lok Sabha citing the notification that formed the 22nd law panel. The 22nd law […]

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Marriage rules in England and Wales need to be overhauled, says Law Commission

Existing marriage law in England and Wales has been criticized as ‘stuck in time’ Couples could soon be able to wed on beaches, in gardens and on cruise ships under new proposals to overhaul current rules on where weddings can take place. Existing marriage laws have been described as “stuck in time” and not working […]

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President calls on Law Commission to make existing laws fit for the times

ZOOMBANGLA OFFICE: President M Abdul Hamid today urged the Law Commission to take the necessary steps to modernize and adapt the country’s existing laws and regulations. The Head of State made the appeal as a four-member Law Commission delegation led by its Chairman, Justice ABM Khairul Haque paid him a courtesy visit to Bangabhaban here […]

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Book titled ‘The Bangladesh Constitution Journey’ published

The Law Commission of Bangladesh recently published a book highlighting the history of the turbulent journey of the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Bengali book titled “Abhigat Parikramay Bangladesh Sangbidhan” and its English translation “The Journey of the Constitution of Bangladesh”, tells the whole story of the formulation of the charter. Former Chief Justice and current […]

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Law Commission Report on Class Actions and Litigation Funding

Attention will now turn to the government to see whether it will accept the Law Commission’s recommendations and, if so, what priority will be given to any class action legislation before the next general election. The final report follows two rounds of previous consultations in 2021 (see our previous updates and copies of Bell Gully’s […]

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England: Law Commission calls for downblouse and deepfakes to be criminalized

A new general intimate image abuse offense should be introduced in England and Wales to criminalize acts such as ‘downblousing’ and creating ‘deepfakes’, the Law Commission of England and Wales has proposed. Wales. The law reform body has called for a clearer legal framework expanding the scope of intimate image offenses so that all cases […]

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Government asks Law Commission to conduct review of contempt of court law

The government has asked the Law Commission of England and Wales to carry out a review of the contempt of court law, fearing it is “messy and unclear”. Codifying and simplifying contempt law and clarifying responsibility for trying, investigating and prosecuting contempt will be some of the areas examined by the review, according […]

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Blood transfusion: donors, recipients protected by law – Commission

Dr Omale Amedu By Justina Auta The National Blood Service Commission (NBSC) says that all recipients of blood, regardless of age and religious beliefs, are protected by the law, as it is intended to save lives in an emergency. The Acting Director General (DG) of the commission, Dr. Omale Amedu, made the point in an […]

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Law Commission Releases Final Report on Class Actions and Litigation Funding

The Law Commission released its final report on class actions and litigation funding on Monday, June 27. The report is the culmination of the Law Commission’s review, which began in December 2020 and included rounds of consultation with industry stakeholders. A new statutory class action regime As previously reported, the Law Commission has recommended new […]

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Class action laws are necessary for access to justice, says Law Commission

Abigail Dougherty / Stuff Class actions would need to be cleared by the High Court before moving forward, and they should not be permitted in all courts, the Law Commission said. A class action law would improve access to civil justice, the Te Aka Matua o te Ture Law Commission said. About 40 countries have […]

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Law Commission Releases Report on Class Actions and Litigation Funding

Monday, June 27, 2022, 1:15 p.m.Press Release: Law Commission A new law on class actions should be drafted to improve access to justice and the efficiency of litigation, concludes Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission in its report, Ko ngā Hunga Take Whaipānga me ngā Pūtea Tautiringa | Class Actions and Litigation […]

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Law Commission proposals put pressure on UK leaders | Article

In November 2020, the UK government asked the Law Commission to consider how to reform corporate crime laws to make it easier to prosecute companies and senior executives. The impetus was the failure in 2019 to secure fraud convictions against former executives of retailer Tesco, even after the company admitted to overstating its profits in […]

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Corporate criminal liability: Reform proposals from the UK Law Commission

The Law Commission has released its long-awaited proposals to reform corporate criminal liability in the UK (“Paper Options“). While anti-corruption campaigners, including MPs, have criticized him for not going far enough, the reforms envisaged in the options paper represent a significant strengthening of the existing law on corporate criminal liability and should lead companies to […]

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Law Commission’s anti-money laundering approach could spark conflict with Europe

He added: “This argument is not without merit, since the MLR2017 regime is clearly broader than the model for attributing companies from ‘prevention failure’. Under MLR2017, for example, the prosecution would not need to establish the predicate offense of money laundering, but would simply need to point out deficiencies in the company’s AML procedures […]

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Corporate Criminal Liability – The UK Law Commission’s 10 Options

On June 10, 2022, the UK Law Commission (LC) published a set of proposals or options for corporate criminal liability law in the UK. The LC is an independent commission set up by Parliament, and its main function is to keep UK legislation under review and to recommend reform. The options paper does not make […]

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UK Law Commission proposes 10 reforms for corporate accountability

Related practices and jurisdictions The UK Law Commission has published its proposals (the Option Paper) to overhaul criminal law as it applies to businesses in the UK. The Law Commission is an independent commission set up by Parliament to monitor UK law and recommend reform. The options paper outlines 10 possible ways to strengthen corporate […]

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Corporate Criminal Liability: The Law Commission’s Ten Options for Reform

The 10e In June, the Law Commission launched its options paper which outlines a number of ways in which corporate criminal liability law could be reformed. The detailed document, accompanied by a 14-page summary document, outlines potential options for reform in this area and rules out other possibilities as unsustainable. In 2017, the Department of […]

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Law Commission Releases Options Paper for Reforming Corporate Criminal Liability Laws

The Law Commission today released an options paper for the government on how it can change the law to ensure companies are indeed held accountable for committing serious crimes. A number of options are presented, which we will consider in due course. For now, here are the main points: Doctrine of identification: Many corporate criminal […]

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The Law Commission has proposed allowing parents using a surrogate to be legal parents without legal process

A Law Commission report has proposed changing the country’s “outdated” surrogacy laws so that intended parents in approved arrangements can be recognized as the legal parents of a child born by surrogacy without legal process. The report, which makes several recommendations, was presented by the Commission to Parliament on Friday and acknowledged that there was […]

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Law Commission recommends allowing parents using a surrogate to be legal parents without legal process

The report was delivered to Parliament on Friday. Picture/File A Law Commission report has proposed changing the country’s “outdated” surrogacy laws so that intended parents in approved arrangements can be recognized as the legal parents of a child born by surrogacy without legal process. The report, which makes several recommendations, was presented by the Commission […]

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No Headless Law Commission report

The Commission, constituted for a three-year term, issued no report after the term of the last chairman, Justice BS Chauhan, ended in August 2018. The Commission, constituted for a three-year term, issued no report after the term of the last chairman, Justice BS Chauhan, ended in August 2018. Two years and four months after the […]

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Law Commission recommends new surrogacy law

Friday, May 27, 2022, 12:47 p.m.Press Release: Law Commission Surrogacy law outdated and in need of reform, concludes Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission in its report, Te Kōpū Whāngai: He Arotake | Surrogacy Review, presented to Parliament today. The report recognizes the urgent need to change the law to meet the […]

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Why the Law Commission recommended repealing the Sedition Act in 2018

The Union government told the Supreme Court on Monday it would review and reconsider the Sedition Act. The government, in an affidavit, said Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalizes sedition, is one of the criminal laws it has decided to reconsider. While the government is currently reviewing the law, the Law Commission […]

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Law Commission: No more excessively abusive law

The Supreme Court’s order keeping Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) – the Sedition Act – in abeyance is a significant development. No new charges will be filed under the law and all pending trials, appeals and proceedings will be stayed. The GoI, for its part, must now undertake a careful and careful […]

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The Law Commission had called for a rethink or repeal of the Sedition Act in 2018

In the consultation paper, the government’s top law advisory committee argued that any irresponsible exercise of the right to free speech and expression cannot be called seditious. Amid calls to scrap the colonial-era Sedition Act, it emerged the Law Commission had called for an overhaul or repeal in 2018, saying any irresponsible exercise of the […]

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The Scottish Law Commission seeks views on future work

The Scottish Law Commission has launched a public consultation on future law reform work. The committee is seeking advice on areas of Scottish law most in need of reform. Reform may be necessary because the law causes difficulties in practice, for example when the law is unfair, unclear, too complex or outdated. The commission’s mandate […]

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Commission Vice-President Jourova discusses anti-SLAPP directive with CASE

The vice-president of the European Commission revealed that she wanted to name the new anti-SLAPP directive the “Daphne law” in honor of the murdered journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia. Earlier today, the Coalition Against SLAPPs in Europe (also known as CASE) responded to the European Commission’s proposed anti-SLAPP directive announced on April 27. CASE has welcomed […]

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Increase in legal smart contract litigation expected following Law Commission review

The Law Commission delivered an opinion to the UK government on November 25, 2021, concluding that the current legal framework in England and Wales can facilitate and support the use of legal smart contracts without the need for legislative reform. In an article first published in Legal Brief, Andrew Robson, Martin Walsh and paralegal Abi […]

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Law Commission considering proposals for a uniform civil code, One Nation One Election; There are no plans to make voting compulsory: the Ministry of Justice

During the last budget session, the Ministry of Law and Justice responded to many important questions raised by the Rajya Sabha MP, which have been summarized below: [Uniform Civil Code] The government has asked the Law Commission to undertake a review; Chairman and members of the 22nd Law Commission yet to be appointed In response […]

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‘One Nation, One Poll’ proposal referred to Law Commission to formulate practical roadmap: Center briefs Rajya Sabha

The Ministry of Law and Justice recently informed the Rajya Sabha that the proposal for a one-nation-one election has been referred to the Law Commission for further consideration to develop a practical roadmap and framework. for simultaneous Lok Sabha and state elections. AssembliesThis information was provided by Union Law Minister Kiren Rijijju in response to […]

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Law Commission report on safety regulation of coal deposits in Wales a ‘milestone’

The independent body’s report, which was published last week, highlights significant shortcomings in existing legislation for the management, control and monitoring of disused landfills. It made 36 recommendations for improvement – ​​including the creation of a new supervisory authority. Deputy Minister for Climate Change, Lee Waters, said: The safety of the communities living in the […]

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Parliamentary panel questions delay in appointment of Chairman and members of Law Commission of India

The three-year term of the 21st Commission, headed by former Supreme Court Justice BS Chauhan, ended on August 31, 2018. The three-year term of the 21st Commission, headed by former Supreme Court Justice BS Chauhan, ended on August 31, 2018. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice, headed by Rajya Sabha member and top […]

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Coal landfill safety body needed in Wales, Law Commission report says

A NEW watchdog over coal deposits in Wales should be set up, an independent report has concluded. Tipping safety has become a pressing issue – and a political sore point between the Welsh and UK governments – since heavy rains in early 2020 caused landslides when tips collapsed. The Law Commission, which announced a consultation […]

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Scottish Law Commission details progress made in 2021

The Scottish Law Commission Annual report 2021 has been published. The report describes the progress of the commission’s law reform work in 2021. It explains the progress made in implementing the commission’s recommendations, describes the commission’s work to promote law reform and contains an overview of the publications planned for 2022. Commission chair Lady Paton […]

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Have your say on the Commission’s review of Personal Injury Law – Steven Smart

Steven Smart is Partner and Head of Glasgow Office, Horwich Farrelly Sections 8 and 9 of the Administration of Justice Act 1982 provide that damages may be awarded for necessary personal services provided to a person, or which they are unable to provide to someone ‘a, as a result of injuries sustained in an accident. […]

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Scottish Law Commission seeks advice on damages for personal injury paper

The Scottish Law Commission is seeking views on a new discussion paper on personal injury damages. Personal injury damages are a sensitive type of civil action because they involve a delicate balance of interests. The principle of restitution in integrity – placing a person in the position they would have been in but for the […]

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Global Vantage: Law Commission Announces Review of Arbitration Act 1996 – What Can We Expect?

The Law Commission has announced that it will carry out a review of the Arbitration Act 1996 (the “Act“), the main legislation governing arbitrations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (the “Review”). The review, which will aim to publish a consultation paper later this year, is responsible for ensuring that the law is as “clear, […]

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The Law Commission plagued by inconsistencies, delays in the appointment of its members: study

A study claimed that the Law Commission of India is plagued with many problems, including inconsistencies and delays in the appointment of its members and a lack of diversity. The Center for Civil Society (CCS), which conducted the study, said on Friday that the commission’s constitution was marred with inconsistencies and delays and that the […]

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Automated Vehicles: The Law Commission proposes a “conclusion” event on audio-visual vehicles in mid-March 2022 – Transport

UK: Automated vehicles: the law commission proposes a “conclusion” event on audiovisual vehicles in mid-March 2022 To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. On February 1, we published our small summary of the latest recommendations on automated driving via a […]

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22nd Law Committee: the 22nd Law Committee will have very little time to review the Common Code if a matter is referred to it

The 22nd Law Commission will have very little time to delve into the sensitive subject of a uniform civil code for the country if the government decides to seek its recommendation on the matter. The Laws Commission is constituted for three years and the 22nd Laws Commission was notified on February 24, 2020, but the […]

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New law commission to consider issue of Uniform Civil Code, Justice Minister replies to BJP MP

Last year, Nishikant Dubey raised the issue of a uniform civil code during zero hour in the Lok Sabha The new Law Commission may take up the issue of the Uniform Civil Code, Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju, BJP member Nishikant Dubey informed in a letter. During the winter session of Parliament last year, on December […]

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Government’s Interim Response to the Law Commission’s Report on Modernizing Communications Offenses

Chris Philp, MP Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Tech and Digital Economy 4th floor 100 Parliament Street London SW1A 2BQ Professor Penney Lewis Law Commission Dear Professor Lewis, I am writing to provide the government’s interim response to the Law Commission’s report entitled “Modernising Communications Offences”, published in July 2021. First of all, I would […]

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The 22nd Law Commission will have very little time to consider the UCC if the case is referred to it, according to the report

The 22nd Law Commission will have very little time to delve into the sensitive subject of a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) for the country if the government decides to seek its recommendation on the matter, PTI news agency reported. The Laws Commission is constituted for three years and the 22nd Laws Commission was notified on […]

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Rules of non-participation in organ donation drawn up by the law commission

IF Manitoba decides to allow presumed consent for organ donations, the government has been given a roadmap to follow. The Manitoba Law Reform Commission released a 185-page report that explores how Manitoba could establish an opt-out system, like Nova Scotia’s, instead of requiring people to give consent for their organs and tissues to be posthumous. […]

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Organ Donation Opt-Out Rules Developed by Law Commission – Winnipeg Free Press

Hello, time traveler!This article was published 02/03/2022 (192 days ago), the information it contains may therefore no longer be up to date. IF Manitoba decides to allow presumed consent for organ donations, the government has been given a roadmap to follow. The Manitoba Law Reform Commission released a 185-page report that explores how Manitoba could […]

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Andrew Scott: Scottish Law Commission – discussion paper on hereditary titles: default and post-default

“A veritable maze” is how Professors Gretton and Reid described the execution arrangements of the standard titles. It is for this reason that the Scottish Law Commission’s (SLC) discussion paper on hereditary title law reform is a most welcome publication, writes Andrew Scott. The law relating to hereditary securities must be clear and easy to […]

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Law Commission recommends Automated Vehicles Act with new re

Following three rounds of consultation, the Commission has recommended that human drivers should not be legally responsible for road safety, with responsibility instead resting with the company providing the audiovisual systems, such as the car manufacturer or publishers of software. January 27, 2022 The Law Commission has published a joint report with the Scottish Law […]

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Self-driving car users should be immune to traffic offences, Law Commission says

Self-driving car users should be granted immunity from a wide range of traffic offences, UK law commissions have said. The Law Commission for England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission have suggested drivers should not be prosecuted for a range of traffic offences, such as dangerous driving and going through red lights. They argue […]

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Automakers should be liable for driverless offenses, Law Commission says

Manufacturers of self-driving vehicles should face penalties if their system causes a crash, and not the passenger inside, UK legal bodies have recommended. The Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission have published a joint report making recommendations for the safe and responsible introduction of autonomous vehicles. He suggests the creation […]

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Legal committees present legal proposals for self-driving cars

The person occupying the driver’s seat of a self-driving car would be known as the “responsible user” under the proposed rules. Thus, they cannot be prosecuted for “offences resulting directly from the driving task”, including dangerous driving, speeding and crossing a red light. However, they must be insured, check the stability of any loads and […]

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Uniform Laws Commission proposes ‘reasonable’ uniform privacy law for state-by-state passage as federal privacy bills languish – Privacy

As data breaches become more common, the heightened public focus on privacy has led to a flurry of state-level activity on the issue. With a federal privacy bill languishing in Congress, states have taken the lead. California, Colorado and Virginia have all passed comprehensive privacy laws in the past three years. This year alone, twenty-one […]

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Data Matters Privacy Blog Uniform Law Commission proposes ‘reasonable’ uniform personal data protection law for state-by-state adoption as federal privacy bills languish

introduction As data breaches become more common, the heightened public focus on privacy has led to a flurry of state-level activity on the issue. With a federal privacy bill languishing in Congress, states have taken the lead. California, Colorado and Virginia have all passed comprehensive privacy laws in the past three years. In 2021, twenty-one […]

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Uniform Laws Commission proposes ‘reasonable’ uniform personal data protection law for state-by-state passage as federal privacy bills languish

introduction As data breaches become more common, the heightened public focus on privacy has led to a flurry of state-level activity on the issue. With a federal privacy bill languishing in Congress, states have taken the lead. California, Colorado and Virginia have all passed comprehensive privacy laws in the past three years. In 2021, twenty-one […]

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Scottish Law Commission – Discussion Paper on Hereditary Titles: Default and Post-Default

“A veritable maze” is how Professors Gretton and Reid described the standard warranty enforcement provisions. It is for this reason that the Scottish Law Commission’s (SLC) discussion paper on reforming the law of hereditary titles is a highly regarded publication. The law relating to hereditary securities must be clear and easy to understand. Unfortunately, in […]

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Law Commission finds English law supports smart contracts

Businesses can take comfort that smart contract technology can create legally binding agreements, but should be aware of remaining areas of uncertainty Towards the end of 2021, the Law Commission published a report entitled “Smart legal contracts: advisor to Government”. He concluded that the law of England and Wales can facilitate and support smart legal […]

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Law Commission advice on legal smart contracts: Can the laws of England and Wales cope with this emerging technology?

As the Law Commission said, smart legal contracts are set to revolutionize the way business is conducted. In light of this potential paradigm shift, the Law Commission has been asked to consider whether the existing legal framework in England and Wales can support the use of smart legal contracts and whether there are any uncertainties […]

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Summary of advice from the Law in Government Commission on smart legal contracts

SMART CONTRACTS The Right to Government Commission’s opinion (November 2021) builds on the findings of the Legal Statement on Crypto-Assets and Smart Contracts (November 2019) issued by the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce. In summary, the current UK legal framework already facilitates and supports the use of smart legal contracts (defined as “legally binding contracts in which […]

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Decision on Uniform Civil Code is pending Law Commission report, Modi government tells HC Delhi

New Delhi: The Center would consider the need for a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) and hold consultations with various stakeholders involved in the issue, once it receives a report from the Law Commission on the matter, the Narendra government said. Modi at the Delhi High Court. In a 12-page affidavit filed a week ago, the […]

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Bill proposed by the Law Commission for the use of computers in trials

Earlier, the government passed another law, “Use of Information Technology by Courts Act 2020,” to keep courts functional during the Covid pandemic January 03, 2022, 11:00 a.m. Last modification: 03 January 2022, 11:02 Representative image. Photo: Pixabay “> Representative image. Photo: Pixabay The Law Commission recommended the adoption of a new law entitled “Law on […]

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Dowry Needs New Look, SC Asks Law Commission To Consider Suggestions

The Supreme Court observed on Monday that the persistence of social evil like dowry requires much broader consideration and asked the law committee to consider the suggestions in a plea. Lawyer VK Biju argued before a bench led by Judge DY Chandrachud that a similar issue is pending before another bench in the higher court, […]

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The Law Commission is reviewing the Arbitration Act 1996, the key legislation governing arbitrations in England and Wales.

The Law Commission recently announced a review of the Arbitration Act 1996, on the 25th anniversary of the law’s entry into force. The law has helped London become a preeminent destination for commercial arbitrations. However, it has been identified by the Law Commission as a piece of legislation that should be reviewed to ensure that […]

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Law Commission to review adjudication process for sexual offenses

The Law Commission has today [17 December 2021] launched a project to examine how evidence is used in sexual offense prosecutions and to counter misconceptions about sexual harm (“rape myths”). The Law Commission will review the law, guidelines and practices relating to the adjudication process in prosecutions for sexual offenses – including rape – and […]

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Law Commission tackles ‘rape myths’ | News

The Law Commission said it would seek to dispel “rape myths” that may have contributed to a significant drop in the number of rape prosecutions in recent years. The government announced earlier this year that it had asked the commission to review legislation, guidance and practice relating to the use of evidence in the prosecution […]

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Hereditary securities reform is the subject of a new law commission paper

Professor Frankie McCarthy The Scottish Law Commission has today published a second discussion paper on reforming the law of security interests in land and buildings in Scotland. Patrimonial titles, often called “mortgages”, are essential to the economy. Without them, many people could not afford to buy their homes or expand their businesses. A hereditary security […]

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Law Commission to examine impact of ‘rape myths’ on criminal proceedings

Katie, 35, sexual abuse victim from Worcestershire. Waiting lists for victims of rape and serious sexual assault have reached their longest record, with some people having to wait two years for specialist support and advocacy. A project to counter misconceptions surrounding sexual abuse at trial has been announced by the Law Commission. The legal review […]

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Laws Unsuitable for Modern Blended Families: Law Commission

Laws must change to better accommodate stepfamilies who try to share property fairly after someone dies, according to the Law Commission. The commission worked on a report on inheritance law. It follows its review which recommended changes to the relationship property law, as the committee wants issues in both areas to be addressed together. His […]

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Law Commission recommends new law on who inherits property upon death

Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 2:07 PMPress Release: Law Commission Inheritance law, the law determining who inherits a person’s property upon death, needs to be reformed, concludes Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission in its report Il arotake I te āheinga ki ngā rawa a te tangata ka mate ana | Revision of […]

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The Law Commission confirms that the law of England and Wales can adapt to smart contracts | Shearman & Sterling LLP

The Law Commission concluded that existing legislation in England and Wales can accommodate smart contracts and that no legislative reform is required. It has published advice to the UK government and a separate summary of its findings on the subject. The Law Commission began its investigation into the ability of English law to accommodate both […]

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Review by the Law Commission of the English Arbitration Act 1996

Almost a quarter of a century after the English Arbitration Act 1996 (the Act) came into force, the Law Commission has announced that it is carrying out a review of this key legislation. The law has undoubtedly played a key role in maintaining the position of England and in particular London as a leading destination […]

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Advocate General for Wales welcomes Law Commission’s recommendations for court reform

//= do_shortcode(‘[in-content-square]’) ?> Mick Antoniw MS. General Counsel & Minister of the Constitution The Advocate General for Wales said the Welsh Government “strongly supports” the Law Commission’s recommendations for an overhaul of the courts system in Wales. Mick Antoniw, MS of Pontypridd and Minister for the Constitution, welcomed the “basic principles of recommendations” submitted by […]

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Appointment of members to Law Commission under study, says Center

The government has informed the Supreme Court that the appointment of the chairman and members of the 22nd Law Commission of India, the highest body of government charged with recommending crucial legislative reforms, is under consideration. The establishment of the 22nd Law Commission was constituted by the government on February 21, 2020. However, no progress […]

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The Law Commission recommends a unified court system in Wales

A new unified court system is set to be introduced in Wales to replace the current fragmented courts, the Law Commission announced today [9 December 2021]. A tribunal is a body set up to settle disputes, usually arising from decisions of public bodies. They bring justice to some of the most vulnerable people in society. […]

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Appointment of the chair of the Law Commission, members under consideration, according to the SC Center

The Union government told the Supreme Court that the appointment of the chairman and members of the Law Commission of India was under consideration by the authorities concerned and that there was no proposal for it. make it a statutory body. The Law Commission undertakes legal research and examines existing laws to reform and enact […]

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UK Legal Commission to Review 1996 Arbitration Act | Morgan lewis

The UK Law Commission has announced that it will be reviewing the Arbitration Act 1996, the main law governing arbitrations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Law Commission has said its aim is to ensure that arbitration law remains clear, modern and effective in order to maintain the attractiveness of the UK as a […]

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5 Things You Need To Know About… The Law Commission Paper On Smart Legal Contracts | White & Case LLP

1. What is the Legal Commission document on smart legal contracts? On November 25, 2021, the Law Commission released its opinion to the UK government on smart legal contracts (the “Paper“) (see here). Among other things, the paper examines how English law applies to smart legal contracts, and identifies particular areas of uncertainty and where […]

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England: Law Commission proposes reforms against hate crimes with guarantees of freedom of expression

England: Law Commission proposes reforms against hate crimes with guarantees of freedom of expression Posted December 7, 2021 The Law Commission of England and Wales has announced recommendations to reform hate crime law to ensure that victims with disabilities and LGBT + have the same protections as victims with other protected characteristics. The commission also […]

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Campaign to make misogyny a hate crime rejected by the Law Commission | Women

A coalition of women’s rights activists have expressed disappointment and frustration after the Law Commission decided to reject a proposal to make misogyny a hate crime. The commission, an independent body which recommends legal changes for England and Wales, launched a consultation but concluded the decision would not address the ‘real problem’ of hostility or […]

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Women’s rights activists condemn Law Commission

Women’s rights activists have criticized the Law Commission for rejecting proposals to make misogyny a hate crime. The independent body, which recommends legal changes, argued the move would create “hierarchies of victims” and make it harder to prosecute rape and domestic violence. Currently, there are five protected characteristics under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 […]