PRESENTATION ON LAW REVISION IN KENYA BY ANN ASUGAH HEAD OF DEPARTMENT, LAWS OF KENYA AT THE AFRICANLII TRAINING IN JO’BURG SOUTHAFRICA 30 TH -2 ND AUGUST 2012. WHO WE ARE.
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LAW REVISION IN KENYA
BY ANN ASUGAH
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT, LAWS OF KENYA
AT THE AFRICANLII TRAINING IN JO’BURG
30TH-2ND AUGUST 2012
The National Council for Law Reporting is a corporate body established by the National Council for Law Reporting Act, 1994 and given the exclusive mandate of:
"publication of the reports to be known as the Kenya Law Reports which shall contain judgments, rulings and opinions of the Superior Courts of record and also undertake such other publications as in the opinion of the Council are reasonably related to or connected with the preparation and publication of the Kenya Law Reports" [Section 3].
LAW REVISION MANDATE LEGAL NOTICE NO. 29 of 2009
At NCLR, the task of law revision is executed by the Laws of Kenya Department (LoK)whose major mandate is comprehensive revision and updating of the of Laws of Kenya both in electronic and print form.
Copy reading/proof reading of the Laws of Kenya;
Preparing the annual supplement to the Laws of Kenya;
Updating of Laws of Kenya online using a content management system (Back-end process);
Uploading of Bills and Legal Notices;
Repository for the index of all amendments of Laws of Kenya.
PREVIOUS MODE OF AMENDMENT OF STATUTES: ‘CUT AND PASTE’
‘CUT AND PASTE’ cont…
BASIC RULES OF REVISION (COPY READING) OF LAWS OF KENYA
CHECKLIST IN COPY READING
ACCEPTABLE CHANGES DURING LAW REVISION
AMENDMENTS BY REPEAL
AMENDMENTS BY DELETION
Deleting a section
AMENDMENTS BY REPLACING/SUBSTITUTING
Amendment by substitution
THE TRACKED CHANGES IN A STATUTE DURING COPY READING
Placing of marginal notes in the statutes from the word document
LAWS OF KENYA MATERIALS AT THE GOVERNMENT PRESS PRINTED WAITING FOR CUTTING
A FINISHED VOLUME: THE GREY BOOK VOLUME
One may type the no. of the Act they want to work on inside the box
To amend the Constitution, click on it
Type a new section
Click ‘update record’
The new section appears
Type the name of the Act inside the box and click search
SEARCHING BY ACT/CHAPTER NO.
Enter the No. of the Act inside the box and click search
The Different Categories/Branches of Law
TABLE OF CONTENTS
One can choose from the categories and expand the categories by clicking on the + sign on the side
BILLS TRACKER PAGE FLOW
LEGAL NOTICES PAGE FLOW
LAWS OF KENYA FLOWPRINT VOLUMES
LAWS OF KENYA FLOWCDVOLUMES
LAWS OF KENYA FLOWCDVOLUMES cont…
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