Dominicans can look forward to an increased access to justice following the 2015/2016 national budget address.
Hon. Minister for Justice, Immigration and National Security, Rayburn Blackmoore, says the move will improve the economic wellbeing of all Dominicans through the delivery of quicker decisions, reducing the cost to litigation.
Part of the process is Government’s move to intensify law revision and law reform.
Minister Blackmoore stated, “The last law revision was done in 1990. Since then, many laws have been added to our law books both in terms of parent laws and amendments.
“As a consequence, a significant volume of our laws are not readily available- not only to the average citizen but to lawyers alike. To that end therefore, your Government has set up a Law Commission Office to work on a general law revision exercise. This will provide a tidy accessible regime of laws for all those involved in the administration of justice as well as the average citizen.”
This project, he adds, will also lead to the enactment of a Legal Professions Bill.
“This Bill, when enacted, will provide better protection and recourse for clients and lawyers alike.”
The Ministry Of Justice, Immigration and National Security was allocated $52.2m for the 2015/2016 fiscal year.