The Commission's Study Paper, Maximum Penalties for Criminal Offences (SP21) examines how maximum penalties might be conceptualised and dealt with. The Commission does not make any recommendations on this Study Paper.
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.
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The Commission's Study Paper, Tribunal Reform (SP20) examines a range of different options for reforming New Zealand’s system of tribunals. It proposes a new unified tribunal service led by a District Court Judge and a new legislative...
As part of its sentencing and parole project, the Law Commission engaged corporate finance and economics experts Taylor Duignan Barry to undertake an analysis of current New Zealand sentencing practice. We wanted to assess the degree of variation...
The Commission's Study Paper, Mandatory Orders Against the Crown and Tidying Judicial Review (SP10).
The Commission's Study Paper, Simplification of Criminal Procedure Legislation: An Advisory Report to the Ministry of Justice (SP7).
The Commission's Study Paper, To Bind Their Kings in Chains: An Advisory Report to the Ministry of Justice (SP6).
The Commission's Miscellaneous Paper, Total Recall: The reliability of witness testimony (MP13).
The Commission's Study Paper, Women's Access to Legal Services (SP1).
The Commission's Miscellaneous Paper, Costs in Criminal Cases (MP12).
The Commission's Miscellaneous Paper, The Education and Training of Law Students and Lawyers (MP11)