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...
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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...
The purpose of this project is to protect members of the public from substantial risk of harm from individuals whose release into the community would pose that risk. The project considers: relevant provisions in the Mental Health (Compulsory...
The purpose of this project is to give fuller effect to the principle that the State is under the law and to ensure that as far as practicable legal procedures relating to and remedies against the Crown (as representing the State) are the same as...
The purpose of the Evidence Law projects is to 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 particular, this project examines the...
This project is part of the continuing reference to the Commission to review the law, structure and practices governing procedure in criminal cases. This project examines and reviews the Costs In Criminal Cases Act 1967. The main point to be...
This project urgently reviews the law on dishonestly procuring valuable benefits. The Court of Appeal decision in R v Wilkinson (13 October 1998, CA 122/98) demonstrates that certain dishonest actions which constitute the offence of theft or...
This purpose of this project is to advise whether compensation should be paid to those who have been wrongly prosecuted or convicted of an offence, and if so, to recommend a systematic basis upon which compensation may be determined and paid.
As an adjunct to its Electronic Commerce project, the Law Commission decided to consider how our laws should deal with computer misuse. Due to urgency in the matter, the report for this project report is confined to concepts and which does not...
The purpose of this project is to examine how the existing New Zealand law applies to those who commit criminal acts in circumstances where they are victims of domestic violence, in particular, the defences of self-defence, provocation, duress...