In its report Death, Burial and Cremation: A new law for contemporary New Zealand (R134), the Law Commission concludes that the Burial and Cremation Act 1964 is outdated and should be repealed and replaced with new legislation. The...
The Law Commission publishes many different publications. Each type, such as reports, issues papers, and ministerial briefings, has its own series.
Each series has its own purpose. For example, issues papers identify law reform issues and call for submissions from the public. Reports are the final result of a project and contain recommendations for law reform. Use the search filters below to find particular publications.
Areas of law
The Commission's Report, Mental Impairment Decision-Making and the Insanity Defence (R120) recommends a new decision-making framework for special patients, special care recipients, and restricted patients. Currently, their discharge,...
The Commission's Report, Waka Umanga: A Proposed Law for Māori Governance Entities (R92) contains recommendations for legislation to provide for a new legal entity specifically designed for Māori groups that manage communally owned...
The Commission's Report, Justice:The Experience of Māori Women (R53).
The Commission's Report, The Treating Making Process Reform and the Role of Parliament (R45).