Commonwealth Law Reform Agencies – 1996 Meeting

A meeting of Commonwealth law reform agencies was held in Vancouver, British Columbia on Sunday, August 25 in conjunction with the Commonwealth Law Conference. Below are electronic records of some of the activities which took place that day.

Agenda

Minutes

Group Photograph

Papers Presented

Topic 1. The Future of Law Reform: “Black Letter” Law and Social Issues

  • “Law Reform and Social Enquiry” – Robert Buchanan, Director, New Zealand Law Commission
  • Law and Social Policy: Representing Society and the Role of Non-Lawyers on Law Reform Commissions – Dale Sylliboy, Commissioner, Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia

Topic 2. Implementation of Law Reform Recommendations

  • Implementation of Law Reform Recommendations – Justice Mary Arden, Chair, Law Commission of England and Wales
  • Measuring Success in Law Reform – William Charles, Q.C., Co-president, Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia
  • Implementation of Law Reform Recommendations: An Australian Perspective – Peter Hennessy, Executive Director, New South Wales Law Reform Commission

Topic 3. Law Reform and New Technology

  • Law Reform and New Technology (outline) – Arthur Close, Q.C., Chairman, Law Reform Commission of British Columbia
  • Law Reform and New Technology: Getting There (summary) – Peter Lown, Q.C., Director, Alberta Law Reform Institute

Topic 4. Law Reform: Cooperation and Coordination

  • Law Reform: Cooperation and Coordination – Justice Glen Williams, Chair, Queensland Law Reform Commission

 


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