In May 2012, in response to rising concerns about the impact of cyber-bullying on young people, the Minister responsible for the Law Commission, the Hon Judith Collins, asked the Law Commission to fast-track the part of the project dealing with...
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
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...
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 Miscellaneous Paper, Total Recall: The reliability of witness testimony (MP13).
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)
The Commission's Miscellaneous Paper, Lawyers' Costs in Family Law Disputes (MP10).
The Commission's Miscellaneous Paper, Women’s Access to Legal Advice and Representation (MP9).
The Commission's Miscellaneous Paper, Women’s Access to Civil Legal Aid (MP8).
The Commission's Miscellaneous Paper, Women’s Access to Legal Information (MP4).