The Law Commission published this Study Paper alongside our Issues Paper, Dividing Relationship Property – Time for Change? Te mātatoha rawa tokorau – Kua eke te wā?...
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, 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.
In our report Disclosure to Court of Defendants' Previous Convictions, Similar Offending and Bad Character (R103, 2008), we recommended that we should monitor the operation of sections 37 to 43 of the Evidence Act 2006 (the veracity and...
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...
The Commission's Study Paper, Treaty of Waitangi Claims: Addressing the Post-Settlement Phase: An Advisory Report for Te Puni Kokiri, the Office of Treaty Settlements and the Chief Judge of the Māori Land Court (SP13).
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 Study Paper, Women's Access to Legal Services (SP1).