The Commission's Preliminary Paper, The Treaty of Waitangi and Māori Fisheries – Mataitai Nga Tikanga Māori me te Tiriti o Waitangi (PP9).
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 Report, The Treating Making Process Reform and the Role of Parliament (R45).
The Commission's Report, Justice:The Experience of Māori Women (R53).
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).
Unpublished papers by external consultants to the Commission
Several papers were written by external consultants to...
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 Report, Waka Umanga: A Proposed Law for Māori Governance Entities (R92) contains recommendations for legislation to provide for a new legal entity specifically designed for Māori groups that manage communally owned...
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 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 Report, Mental Impairment Decision-Making and the Insanity Defence (R120) recommends a new decision-making framework for special patients, special care recipients, and restricted patients. Currently, their discharge,...