Is it possible for a person’s body to be buried on private land? Or for mourners to arrange the burial or cremation of a loved one without any professional assistance? Are all those providing funeral and cremation services accountable to a...
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 Issues Paper, The News Media Meets ‘New Media’: Rights, Responsibilities and Regulation in the Digital Age (IP27) was prepared in response to a Government request for a review of the legal and regulatory environment in...
The Commision's Issues Paper, Reforming the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 (IP24).
The Incorporated Societies Act 1908 is uncomfortably old and has been little amended since its enactment. Yet the range of community...
The Commission's Issues Paper, Final Words: Death and Cremation Certification in New Zealand (IP23) looked at the strengths and weaknesses of the current systems of death and cremation certification, with a particular focus on how well...
The Commission's Issues Paper, Alcohol in Our Lives (IP15) reviews the regulatory framework relating to the sale and supply of liquor.
The Commission's Issues Paper, Compensating Crime Victims (IP11).
The Commission's Issues Paper, Towards a New Veterans’ Entitlements Scheme: Discussion paper on a Review of the War Pensions Act 1954 (IP7).
The Commission,s Miscellaneous Paper, The Taking into Account of Te Ao Māori in Relation to Reform of the Law of Succession (MP6)
The Commission's Miscellaneous Paper, Succession Law Wills Reforms (MP2).
The Commission's Miscellaneous Paper, What Should Happen to your Property when you Die? (MP1).