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Law Commission publishes Second Issues Paper in Review of Adult Decision-Making Capacity Law

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission has published the Second Issues Paper in our review of the law relating to adult decision-making capacity.  It focuses on the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988. However, a number of the issues we discuss are of much wider significance.

We have also published four Key Topic documents. These are short, plain-language summaries of a few of the most important topics in the Second Issues Paper and are available in many accessible formats and in te reo Māori.  

The Issues Paper and Key Topic documents are available on our project website: https://huarahi-whakatau.lawcom.govt.nz.

Submissions can be made online or by one of the alternative submission options noted on the project website. Submissions are due by 5pm Friday 21 June 2024.  

 

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He arotake i te ture mō ngā huarahi whakatau a ngā pakeke

Review of adult decision-making capacity law

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission is reviewing how the law should respond when an adult’s decision-making is affected.

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Ia Tangata

A review of the protections in the Human Rights Act 1993 for people who are transgender, people who are non-binary and people with innate variations of sex characteristics

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission is examining the protections in the Human Rights Act 1993 for people who are transgender, people who are non-binary and people with innate variations of sex characteristics.

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Hapori whānui me te tangata mōrea nui: He arotake o te mauhere ārai hē me ngā ōta nō muri whakawhiu

Public safety and serious offenders: A review of preventive detention and post-sentence orders

We are reviewing the laws protecting the public from offenders who pose significant risks through preventive detention, extended supervision orders and public protection orders.

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We identify issues with the law, research them deeply, engage with people to discover more, and recommend improvements.

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With over 120 final reports to date, the Commission has been working to improve the law since 1987.