The Law Commission operates under the Law Commission Act [Cap 115]. It's functions is to study and keep under review the laws of Vanuatu with a view to recommending reforms and in particular:

  • the removal of anachronisms and anomalies;
  • the reflection in the law of the distinctive concepts of custom, the common and civil law legal systems and the reconciliation where appropriate of differences in those concepts; and
  • the development of new approaches to and new concepts of the law in keeping with and responsive to the changing needs of Vanuatu Society, of groups within that society and of individual members of that society.

For more information visit Law Commission on
Postal address: PO Box 3380
Port Vila
Phone: +678 33620

Street address: Melitco Building (Opposite the Ombudsman's Office)
Second Floor
Port Vila

Fax: +678 26467