The objects of the South African Law Reform Commission are to do research with reference to all branches of the law in order to make recommendations to Government for the development, improvement, modernisation or reform of the law. The Commission investigates matters appearing on a programme approved by the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development. Reports and other documents published by the Commission are made available on the Commission's website for general information.

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What's New

2015.05.27: Discussion Paper 135 (Project 137) The review of the expungement of certain Criminal Records. Closing date for comments: 31 August 2015

2015.05.27: Media statement by the South African Law Reform Commission concerning its investigation into the review of the Law of Evidence (Project 137)

2015.05.14: Extension of closing date for comment on its Discussion Paper 133

2015.04.23: Discussion Paper 134 (Project 25) Statutory Law Reform: Review of legislation administered by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development: The Criminal Procedure Act, 51 of 1977 and related media statement. Closing date for comments: 31 Jul 2015