Bermuda’s Governor, John Rankin, has appointed lawyer Delroy Duncan as Chairman of the Law Reform Commission with five commissioners.
- they were established by statute
- they had promulgated mission statements asserting their independence of Government and commitment to secure input from the lay public
- they had websites and/or web-pages to facilitate public outreach; and
- they were members of the Commonwealth Association of Law Reform Agencies
“While the position in all British overseas territories was un-clear, the British Virgin Islands, Cayman and Jersey, which were less constitutionally developed than Bermuda, had all established law reform agencies on that basis,” said Sen Simmons.
- the development of the law with the aim of making it more responsive to the changing needs of Bermudian society
- the adoption of new or more effective methods for the administration of the law and the dispensation of justice ensuring that the law of Bermuda is in conformity with the Bermuda Constitution and with international treaty obligations; and · making recommendations to the Minister for the elimination of anomalies in the law, the repeal of obsolete and unnecessary Acts or provisions of an Act, and the simplification and modernization of the law