This ministerial briefing paper provides advice to the Minister of Justice on alternative approaches that could be taken in New Zealand’s abortion laws if the Government decides to treat abortion as a health issue. It describes three alternative...
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 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 Commission's Miscellaneous Paper, Waka Umanga (Māori Corporations) Bill (MP15).
In June and July 2007, Te Puni Kokiri and the Law Commission undertook consultation with tribal and other Māori groups, as well as legal and...
The Commission's Miscellaneous Paper, The Law of Parliamentary Privilege (MP5).
The Commission,s Miscellaneous Paper, The Taking into Account of Te Ao Māori in Relation to Reform of the Law of Succession (MP6)
The Commission's Miscellaneous Paper, Succession Law Wills Reforms (MP2).
The Commission's Miscellaneous Paper, What Should Happen to your Property when you Die? (MP1).