This project reports on the Imperial Laws Application Bill introduced in the Parliament of New Zealand on 21 October 1986.
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This project examines and reviews: the language and structures of legislation; arrangements for the systematic monitoring and review of legislation; the law relating to the interpretation of legislation; and the provisions of the Acts...
This project examines and reviews legislation and its interpretation with regard to the Statutory Publications Bill.
This project follows a series of projects tasked with advising on ways in which the law could be made as understandable and accessible as possible. This series includes the reports on Imperial Legislation 1987, the Statutory Publications Bill...
This project reviews the structure of the judicial system of New Zealand, including the composition, jurisdiction and operation of the various courts, having regard among other matters to any changes in law and practice consequent upon the...
This project recommends a new legislative framework for both domestic and international arbitration in New Zealand, a framework largely based on the Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration produced by the United Nations Commission on...
The purpose of this project is to make the law of evidence as clear, simple and accessible as practicable, and to facilitate the fair, just and speedy judicial resolution of disputes. In April 1991 the Law Commission published the first of a...
This project reports on the law which should govern the action to be taken in a national emergency. The First Report on Emergencies: Use of the armed forces (NZLC R12 1990) was largely implemented by the Defence Act 1990. The Final Report...
As part of a series of projects reviewing criminal procedure, this project is concerned with two topics. One is the need for and methods of providing pre-trial disclosure of relevant information in criminal cases. The other is the committal...
This project is part of the continuing reference to the Commission to review the law governing procedure in criminal cases. The report for this project is the tenth in a series of Law Commission publications on aspects of criminal procedure. This...