Monday, June 14, 2010

Random Law Review # 11

This article argues that the British Virgin Islands should revise and codify its labour laws, which are currently spread across several statutes and are outdated in light of recent international treaties regarding gender equality. Most of the piece is actually a very general summary of some of the principles of quality legislative drafting provided for in textbooks and other treatises, so there's not a real deep analysis of BVI labour law--and apart from some conclusory statements, no real evidence that the scattered nature of the statutes creates major obstacles for practicing labour lawyers. I'm generally a proponent of the modernization and consolidation of statutes that comprehensive codes provide, however--it's just hard to get legislatures to take the time and trouble to do it.

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