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Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission reviews the law of Aotearoa New Zealand and makes recommendations to the Government to improve it. We also advise the Government on areas of law we consider should be reviewed.

The Commission is the only independent law reform body in Aotearoa New Zealand. We approach each law reform review with an open mind, undertake wide-ranging research, engagement and consultation, and recommend how the law should be improved.

Through our law reform recommendations and advice, we help maintain and improve confidence that the country's laws support a modern democracy, an efficient economy and a just society.

The Law Commission Act 1985 establishes the Commission and governs our work. It describes the functions and responsibilities of the Commission.

Our vision and values

Our values underpin how we work to achieve our vision.

What we do

We identify issues with the law, research them deeply, engage with people to discover more, and recommend improvements.

Our people

Read about our current and past leadership.