The Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong was established in January 1980. The Commission considers for reform those aspects of the laws of Hong Kong which are referred to it by the Secretary for Justice or the Chief Justice. Members of the Commission are appointed by the Chief Executive, on the advice of the Secretary for Justice, and include academic and practising lawyers, and prominent members of the community.
The Commission has considered subjects as diverse as commercial arbitration, interception of communications, privity of contract, divorce and fraud. The Commission is currently considering references on sexual offences, adverse possession, causing or allowing the death of a child, charities, excepted offences under Schedule 3 to the Criminal Procedure Ordinance (Cap 221), archives law, access to information and third party funding of arbitration.