The Law Commission Office announces it will soon have additional assistance from an attorney as it works on revising the country’s laws. That Office was established under the Ministry of Justice, Immigration and National Security, to work on general law revision, after a period of twenty-six years. The last law revision was done in 1990.
According to head of the Law Revision Unit, Government Consultant Ray Harris, the preparation for this law revision has been bogged down by some difficulties, one being in finding the suitably qualified personnel. Harris said this revision was commenced by Justice Angela Zorro, a law revision consultant assigned to CARICOM under the auspices of the Commonwealth Secretariat, more specifically CFTC.
Harris advised that the process was interrupted, and Justice Zorro attempted to recommence in mid-2015 with his assistance, and that of a clerical officer. He added, “At that juncture, the understanding was that Justice Zorro was supposed to do the law revision with advice and assistance from him.
However, this did not materialize and Justice Zorro’s contract with CFTC came to an end, so the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica, by cabinet decision, established a Law Commission Office which is now responsible for general revisions,” Harris explained.
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