The Law of Commissions: A Comparative Study of the Place of Commissions in Law and Governance

The purpose of this work is to explore the role of Commissions; interrogate existing Commission discourses; examine the power of Commissions and their place in law and governance; investigate the global developments of their legal and socio-political dimensions; a process that involves a holistic approach that probes and unpacks Commissions in their complexity. Indeed, we need to step out of the river to contemplate its current. The work is premised on my central claim that Commissions are a distinct form of law and governance that exercise power by mediating between law and facts, state and civil society; negotiating between conflicting community and individual interests; and disposing of a wide range of political, social and legal issues.

Project leader(s):
  • Nkatha Kabira (School of Law, University of Nairobi)

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