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 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 Preliminary Paper, Life Insurance - A Discussion Paper (PP53) sets out New Zealand’s current system of life insurance regulation, as well as regulation in Australia, UK and other jurisdictions, and international...
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, Determining Representation Rights under Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993: An Advisory Report for Te Puni Kokiri (SP8)
The Commission's Study Paper, Māori Custom and Values in New Zealand Law (SP9).
The Commission's Preliminary Paper, The Treaty of Waitangi and Māori Fisheries – Mataitai Nga Tikanga Māori me te Tiriti o Waitangi (PP9).