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...
This Paper, Reforms to the Sentencing and Parole Structure: Consultation Draft (PP0) – essentially an unpublished Preliminary Paper – was distributed to stakeholders in April 2006, to solicit their views on our proposed sentencing and...
The Commission's Preliminary Paper, Reforming Criminal Pre-Trial Processes (PP55).
The Commission's Preliminary Paper, Seeking Solutions: Options for Change to the New Zealand Court System (PP52) is the second discussion paper for the Structure of the Courts project. It is a detailed offering of alternatives for reform...
The Commission's Preliminary Paper, Striking the balance, Your opportunity to have your say on the New Zealand Court System (PP51) is the first discussion paper for the Structure of the Courts project. It is a general raising of issues...
The Commission's Preliminary Paper, Family Court Dispute Resolution (PP47).
The Commission's Preliminary Paper, Improving the Arbitration Act 1996 (PP46).
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).