The Commission is an independent body established under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975. Their purpose is to keep the law under review and make recommendations for law reform so that the law reflects the changing needs of Irish society.
Since it was established, the Commission has published over 160 documents (Consultation Papers and Reports) containing proposals for law reform. View publications here
70% of these proposals have resulted in reforming legislation.
Spotlight is a research series produced by the Houses of the Oireachtas Library to brief members of the House on topical issues.
Spotlight: International human rights law - operation and impact
Overview of the operation of international human rights law; how international human rights law impacts on Irish law; background information on international human rights bodies, key instruments and mechanisms to monitor and promote compliance with these instruments. [Keywords: justice, crime, EU, international]