Tag: Law Reform Commission

Panton inclines towards access to legal abortion

Panton inclines towards access to legal abortion

| 04/08/2022 | 240 Comments

(CNS): The lack of legal access to abortion in the Cayman Islands is currently under review by the Law Reform Commission as part of its work modernising the Penal Code. However, Premier Wayne Paton has made his first public declaration of his inclination to support at least limited access. Indicating that he understood the position […]

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Kids need protection from criminalisation

Kids need protection from criminalisation

| 12/01/2022 | 19 Comments

(CNS): As part of the review of the Penal Code, the Law Reform Commission is recommending that the Cayman Islands raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility to at least twelve, or even 14 years old, to prevent children from being criminalised when they don’t have the capacity to infringe the criminal law, are too […]

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Law reformers open discussion on legal abortion

Law reformers open discussion on legal abortion

| 04/01/2022 | 118 Comments

(CNS): The Law Reform Commission has opened a public consultation on reforming the prohibition in the Cayman Islands on almost all abortions and ending the criminalisation of women who want to terminate their pregnancies when their lives are not necessarily at risk. A new discussion paper released by the LRC in December proposes the first […]

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AG: Suicide is a medical issue, not a crime

AG: Suicide is a medical issue, not a crime

| 15/12/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Attorney General Samuel Bulgin told his parliamentary colleagues on Monday that suicide is a mental health issue and not a crime, as he presented an amendment to the Penal Code to decriminalise it. The law was passed unanimously by members on both sides. No one in modern times who has tried to take their […]

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New bill aims to slow down home foreclosures

New bill aims to slow down home foreclosures

| 03/09/2020 | 54 Comments

(CNS): The Law Reform Commission has issued the draft Registered Land (Amendment) Bill, 2020 for comment after consultations led to a bill that will slow down the foreclosure process and require lenders to engage with borrowers before taking people’s homes. The legislation, which had input from both the public and stakeholders, is the product of […]

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Consumer protection still in consultation

Consumer protection still in consultation

| 05/08/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Work on consumer protection legislation that was first circulated as far back as 2015 remains in the consultation phase, as the business community had asked for even more time to submit proposals. Answering a question from opposition MLA Chris Saunders (BTW) in the LA last month, Attorney General Sam Bulgin said that the Law […]

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Schools face legal requirement on bullying

Schools face legal requirement on bullying

| 19/07/2019 | 50 Comments

(CNS): All schools in the Cayman Islands will be required by law to introduce and follow written anti-bullying policies once new legislation is passed. The Law Reform Commission is circulating a draft amendment to the Education Law that calls for the mandatory implementation of disciplinary penalties on students who contravene school policy and relevant regulations. […]

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Clock ticks for input on mortgage law reform

Clock ticks for input on mortgage law reform

| 10/04/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): People wishing to provide input to government about its proposals to create specific legislation to deal with home loans have until the end of April to make their submissions. The Law Reform Commission is examining whether or not the laws in this area need to be reformed as a result of public concerns about […]

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Law reformers examining foreclosure regime

Law reformers examining foreclosure regime

| 03/12/2018 | 59 Comments

(CNS): The Law Reform Commission has circulated a new discussion paper seeking public input about the need, or not, for new legislation regarding the issue of home loans and foreclosures. The commission said there had been a heightened level of public concern about the number of such procedures, the process by which banks seize people’s […]

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New bills pave way for no fault divorce

New bills pave way for no fault divorce

| 16/04/2018 | 42 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands public is being invited to weigh in on three draft bills that government is proposing to modernise the legislation surrounding marriage and family life. The new laws include major changes to the process of divorce with the introduction of irretrievable breakdown as a no fault reason, the removal of the right […]

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More public input sought on consumer protection bill

More public input sought on consumer protection bill

| 05/02/2018 | 24 Comments

(CNS): More than two years after work began on drawing up a Consumer Protection and Guarantees Bill, the Law Reform Commission has extended the public consultation period until the end of March. The idea of having a piece of legislation to protect consumers has considerable public support but the process of getting to a workable law appears […]

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