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...
The Commission's Study Paper, Privacy Concepts and Issues (SP19) is the outcome of stage 1 of the Law Commission’s Review of Privacy, and provides background for the later stages. It establishes a conceptual framework for the Review;...
The Commission's Study Paper, Further Reform of Habeas Corpus Procedure (SP18).
Custom and Human Rights are embedded in many Pacific constitutions or statues, yet the two concepts are often percieved as conflicting. The focus of the Commission's Study Paper, Converging Currents: Custom and Human Rights in the Pacific...
The Commission's Study Paper, Māori Custom and Values in New Zealand Law (SP9).
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, Recognising Same-Sex Relationships (SP4).