Resources

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Publications

Use the options available in the box on the left hand side to view a list of Law Commission publications. You can filter by year and publication type.

Reports

NZLC R116 – A New Land Transfer Act
20 Jul 2010

The Law Commission’s Report “A New Land Transfer Act” in conjunction with Land Information New Zealand has been tabled in Parliament. The Law Commission recommends replacing the Land Transfer Act 1952 and its two amendment Acts and it contains a Land Transfer Bill. The Bill modernises the Land Transfer Act and reflects the fact that the system is now predominantly an electronic one. The essentials of the Torrens system of land registration are retained, but the Law Commission recommends providing a judicial discretion to reverse the principle of immediate indefeasibility and providing an obligation for mortgagees to take reasonable steps to verify the identity of a mortgagor.

Related to the Review of the Land Transfer Act 1952 project.

The Law Commission’s report ‘A New Support Scheme for Veterans: A Report on the Review of the War Pensions Act 1954’ has been tabled in Parliament. The report makes recommendations for new legislation to replace the War Pensions Act 1954. The proposed legislation would replace the current complex and outdated scheme with a modern system of decision-making and assistance that maintains the Government’s duty of care towards veterans. The report recommends assistance that is tailored to the needs of all groups of veterans, including elderly veterans and modern veterans.

Related to the Review of War Pensions Act 1954 project.

NZLC R114 – Alcohol In Our Lives: Curbing the Harm
27 Apr 2010

‘Alcohol In Our Lives: Curbing the Harm’ (NZLC R114, Wellington 2010) is the Commission’s final report on the review of New Zealand’s liquor laws. The terms of reference for the review required the Commission to consider a broad range of issues including: the adequacy of the current liquor licensing laws; alcohol taxation and pricing; advertising; age restrictions and the responsibilities of parents with respect to adolescent drinking. The report contains 153 recommendations to Government and is divided into four parts. Part 1 summarises the public consultation findings and outlines the case for legal reform; Part 2 sets out the detailed framework for a new licensing system; Part 3 deals with alcohol taxation and pricing and the promotion of alcohol and Part 4 addresses alcohol offences, education and treatment. The 32 page extracted Summary of the full report can be downloaded separately. A limited number of hardcopies are available for purchase. The Report was tabled in Parliament on 27 April 2010. Review of the Regulatory Framework for the Sale and Supply of Liquor Submissions Analysis A separate report on the 2,939 public submissions on the Commission’s Issues Paper, (‘Alcohol In Our Lives’ (NZLC IP15, Wellington 2009) is also available. This 48 page report prepared by independent consultants, Litmus, contains an analysis of all 2,939 submissions across seven key policy areas: licensing; opening hours; purchase/drinking age; off-licences; tax and price; advertising and drinking in a public place. It also contains an in depth analysis of different stakeholder positions across the full range of policy options. The policies analysed in this report are those that were put forward as provisional options for public debate in the Commission’s Issues Paper published in July 2009.

The Law Commission’s report Invasion of Privacy: Penalties and Remedies: Review of the Law of Privacy: Stage 3 has been tabled in Parliament. The report recommends the enactment of a new Surveillance Devices Act which would provide for criminal offences and a right of civil action in relation to the use of visual surveillance, interception and tracking devices. The report also recommends some changes to the Harassment Act 1997 so that it applies more clearly to instances in which surveillance is used for the purpose of harassment; some new offences targeting voyeurism; and some changes to the law governing surveillance by private investigators. The report recommends that the tort of invasion of privacy should be left to develop at common law.

Related to the Review Of Privacy project.

The Law Commission’s report 112, Review of the Civil List Act – the Governor-General, has been tabled in Parliament. The report recommends that Part 1 of the Civil List Act 1979, relating to remuneration and support for the Governor-General, should be repealed and replaced by a modern, stand-alone Act.

Related to the Review of Civil List Act 1979 project.

The Law Commission’s report Review of Part 8 of the Crimes Act 1961: Crimes Against the Person (NZLC R111, November 2009) has been tabled in Parliament. The report recommends that many of the offences in Part 8 of the Crimes Act should be repealed and replaced, including sections 188, 189, 193, and 196 (which are the core assault and injury offences); sections 145, 160 and 190 (which address criminally negligent behaviour); and offences relating to child neglect and ill treatment.

Related to the Review of Part 8 of the Crimes Act 1961 project.

NZLC R109 – Suppressing Names and Evidence
16 Nov 2009

The Commission’s latest report, reviewing the law relating to the suppression of information in criminal cases, has been tabled in Parliament. The report recommends that sections 138 – 141 of the Criminal Justice Act 1985 be repealed, and replaced with a new statutory framework. In particular the Commission recommends that there should be a clearer statutory test for name suppression, with grounds specified in the legislation.

NZLC R108 – Private Schools and The Law
22 Sep 2009

The Law Commission’s report Private schools and the law was published on 22 September 2009. The report recaps the key issues and principles that have informed the review and then sets out recommendations for the reform of the law relating to private schools in New Zealand. The main areas in which we make recommendations are the registration criteria and process, compliance and enforcement, suspensions and expulsions, distance learning and statutory architecture. The report is accompanied by a possible draft bill.

This report presents the Commission’s recommendations following its review of the Statutes Drafting and Compilation Act 1920, the legislation which established what is now called the Parliamentary Counsel Office.

The Commission’s latest report, Review of Regulatory Framework for the Sale and Supply of Liquor: Part 1: Alcohol Legislation and the Conscience Vote (NZLC R106, Wellington 2009) examines the use of the conscience vote in the New Zealand House of Representatives. It explains how conscience voting differs from standard party-based voting. The report then looks at why conscience voting has historically been so popular for Bills dealing with the sale and supply of alcohol. The report suggests that it is preferable that future alcohol Bills be subject to standard party-based voting given the risks conscience voting poses to the clarity and effectiveness of the laws passed by Parliament.

NZLC R104 – Presentation of New Zealand Statute Law
16 Dec 2008

The Commission’s latest report, Presentation of New Zealand Statute Law (NZLC R104, Wellington 2008) discusses the problem of access to New Zealand Acts of Parliament. It notes that the law is often difficult to find, and difficult to understand when it has been found. The report recommends that an index of Acts of Parliament be produced; that there be a programme to rewrite and revise old Acts so as to make them easier to understand; and that dead wood be repealed.

Related to the Presentation Of New Zealand Statute Law project.

The Commission’s latest report reviewing the law as it relates to the admissibility of previous convictions, similar offending and bad behaviour in New Zealand, has been tabled in Parliament. The central piece of legislation considered in the Report is the Evidence Act 2006. The Commission’s report makes no recommendation to amend the law at this point but proposes that it should continue to monitor the operation and impact of the Act in this area, and report back to government by 28 February 2010.

NZLC R102 – A New Inquiries Act
26 May 2008

The Commission’s latest report reviewing and updating the law relating to public inquiries in New Zealand has been tabled in Parliament. The central piece of legislation considered in the Report is the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1908, which sets out the overarching framework and powers of commissions of inquiry and royal commissions.

Related to the Public Inquiries project.

The Law Commission’s report on Public Registers was published on 19 February 2008 The report identifies well over one hundred public registers in New Zealand – including rates databases and dog registers, land registers transport registers, the electoral rolls, births, deaths and marriages registers. Regulating the balance between open access to the registers and protection of personal information varies greatly. The Commission recommends that a dedicated team should review all public registers against a template set out in the report. Recommendations for resulting legislative changes should then be introduced by way of a single Omnibus Bill. However, the Law Commission’s recommendation for a public register review will not be considered by the Government until the Commission’s reference on the Privacy Act 1993 is completed.

Related to the Review Of Privacy project.

NZLC R100 – Habeas Corpus Refining The Procedure
5 Feb 2008

In 1997 the Law Commission recommended a simplified procedure for dealing with habeas corpus applications. The Law Commission’s recommendations were implemented by the Habeas Corpus Act 2001. While the new procedure has generally worked well, some practical problems emerged. The Minister of Justice invited the Law Commission to make recommendations to address those problems. The Commission published a draft study paper in September 2007 and invited public submissions. This report makes recommendations for some refinements to the procedure in light of those submissions.

NZLC R98 – The Partial Defence Of Provocation
26 Oct 2007

The Partial Defence of Provocation The Law Commission first recommended the repeal of provocation in 2001, in Some Criminal Defences with Particular Reference to Battered Defendants (NZLC R73). In 2004, we were asked by the government to consider some further issues. This report (NZLC R98) addresses those issues. We have again concluded that section 169 of the Crimes Act 1961 should be repealed, thereby abolishing the partial defence of provocation in New Zealand. We believe that it will be preferable for provocation to be dealt with by judges solely as a sentencing issue. Related to the Criminal Defences (Insanity and Partial Defences) project.

Related to the Criminal Defences : Provocation project.

NZLC R97 – Search And Surveillance Powers
30 Jun 2007

Search and Surveillance Powers – NZLC R97 Published June 30 2007 This report makes 300 recommendations for clarifying, rationalising and codifying the present law relating to the search and surveillance powers of law enforcement agencies. The recommendations include a number of proposals for modification or additions to the present law.

Related to the Search and Surveillance Powers project.

NZLC R96 – Reforming the Law of Sedition
15 Mar 2007

The Law Commission released its report on Reforming the Law of Sedition on 5 April 2007, recommending that the seditious offences in sections 81-85 of the Crimes Act 1961 be repealed.

Related to the Sedition project.

Sentencing Guidelines and Parole Reform NZLC R94 contains recommendations for the establishment of a Sentencing Council, to draft sentencing guidelines, and the reform of parole, so that at least two-thirds of a determinate prison sentence is served. Related to the Sentencing and Parole project.

Related to the Sentencing & Parole project.

NZLC R93 – Access To Court Records
2 Aug 2006

The Law Commission’s report Access to Court Records contains recommendations for the principles and rules that should govern access to court records.

Related to the Access to Court Records project.

The report “Waka Umanga: A Proposed Law for Maori Governance Entities” contains recommendations for legislation to provide for a new legal entity specifically designed for Maori groups that manage communally owned assets.

Related to the Maori Legal Entities project.

The report Forfeiture under the Customs and Excise Act 1996. The report is a review of Part XIV of the Customs and Excise Act 1996 (forfeiture and seizure provisions) and attaches draft legislation for reform of this part of the Act.

Report (NZLC R89) for the Criminal Pre-Trial Processes project. This report makes 70 recommendations to reform the pre-trial management of summary and electable cases in the District Court.

Related to the Criminal Pre-Trial Processes project.

NZLC R88 – New Issues in Legal Parenthood
19 Apr 2005

Report (NZLC R88) for the Status of Parenthood project.

Related to the Status of Parenthood project.

NZLC R87 – Life Insurance
18 Nov 2004

Report (NZLC R87) for the Life Insurance project. The report contains the Commission’s recommendations as to the framework for the regulation of life insurers and life insurance products in New Zealand.

Related to the Life Insurance project.

Report (NZLC R85) for the Structure of the Courts project. The Commission makes 160 recommendations aimed at improving the way the court system works. It is the final part of a three-stage review, which has focussed on the daily reality for those using and working in the court system.

Related to the Structure of the Courts project.

NZLC R83 – Improving the Arbitration Act 1996
21 Feb 2003

Report (NZLC R83) for the Improving Arbitration project.

Related to the Improving Arbitration project.

Report (NZLC R82) for the Family Court Dispute Resolution project.

Related to the Family Court Dispute Resolution project.

Report (NZLC R80) for the Protection of the Intellectually Disabled project.

NZLC R79 – Some Problems in the Law of Trusts
17 Apr 2002

Report (NZLC R79) for the Trusts project.

Related to the Trusts project.

NZLC R78 – General Discovery
28 Feb 2002

Report (NZLC R78) for the Discovery project.

Related to the Discovery project.

Report (NZLC R77) for the Joint Family Homes project.

Related to the Joint Family Homes project.

NZLC R76 – Proof of Disputed Facts on Sentence
6 Nov 2001

Report (NZLC R76) for the Factual Basis for Sentencing project.

Related to the Factual Basis for Sentencing project.

NZLC R74 – Minority Buy-Outs
30 Jul 2001

Report (NZLC R74) for the Minority Buyouts project.

Related to the Minority Buyouts project.

Report (NZLC R73) for the Battered Defendants project.

Related to the Battered Defendants project.

NZLC R72 – Subsidising Litigation
30 Apr 2001

Report (NZLC R72) for the Subsidising Litigation project.

Related to the Subsidising Litigation project.

NZLC R71 – Misuse of Enduring Powers of Attorney
27 Mar 2001

Report (NZLC R71) for the Enduring Powers of Attorney project.

Related to the Enduring Powers of Attorney project.

Report (NZLC R70) for the Double Jeopardy project.

Related to the Double Jeopardy project.

NZLC R69 – Juries in Criminal Trials
26 Feb 2001

Report (NZLC R69) for the Juries project.

Related to the Juries project.

Report (NZLC R68) for the Electronic Commerce project. This report is related to R50 & R58.

Related to the Electronic Commerce – Part Three project.

Report (NZLC R67) for the Tax and Privilege project.

Related to the Tax and Privilege project.

NZLC R66 – Criminal Prosecution
16 Oct 2000

Report (NZLC R66) for the Criminal Prosecution project.

Related to the Criminal Prosecution project.

Report (NZLC R65) for the Adoption project.

Related to the Adoption project.

Report (NZLC R64) for the Defamation project.

Related to the Defamation project.

NZLC R62 – Coroners
25 Jul 2000

Report (NZLC R62) for the Coroners project.

Related to the Coroners project.

NZLC R61 – Tidying the Limitation Act
12 Jul 2000

Report (NZLC R61) for the Limitation of Action project.

Related to the Limitation of Action project.

NZLC R60 – Costs in Criminal Cases
1 May 2000

Report (NZLC R60) for the Costs in Criminal Cases project.

Related to the Costs in Criminal Cases project.

NZLC R59 – Shared Ownership of Land
12 Nov 1999

Report (NZLC R59) for the Shared Ownership project.

Related to the Shared Ownership project.

Report (NZLC R58) for the Electronic Commerce : Part Two project. This report is related to R50 & R68

Related to the Electronic Commerce – Part Two project.

NZLC R57 – Retirement Villages
15 Sep 1999

Report (NZLC R57) for the Retirement Villages project.

Related to the Retirement Villages project.

Report (NZLC R55) for the Evidence project.

Report (NZLC R55) for the Evidence project.

Report (NZLC R55) for the Evidence project.

Report (NZLC R55) for the Evidence project.

Report (NZLC R55) for the Evidence project.

Report (NZLC R55) for the Evidence project.

Report (NZLC R55) for the Evidence project.

Report (NZLC R55) for the Evidence project.

Related to the Evidence Law : Privilege project.

Report (NZLC R55) for the Evidence project.

Related to the Evidence Law : Privilege project.

Report (NZLC R55) for the Evidence project.

Report (NZLC R55) for the Evidence project.

Report (NZLC R55) for the Evidence project.

Report (NZLC R55) for the Evidence project.

Report (NZLC R55) for the Evidence project.

NZLC R54 – Computer misuse
13 May 1999

Report (NZLC R54) for the Computer Crime project.

Related to the Computer Crime project.

Report (NZLC R53) for the Justice : the Experiences of Maori Women project.

NZLC R52 – Cross-Border Insolvency
18 Feb 1999

Report (NZLC R52) for the Cross-Border Insolvency project.

Related to the Cross-Border Insolvency project.

Report (NZLC R51) for the Theft by Procurring project.

Related to the Theft by Procurring project.

Report (NZLC R50) on the Electronic Commerce : Part One project. This report is related to R58 & R68.

Related to the Electronic Commerce – Part One project.

NZLC R49 – Compensating the Wrongly Convicted
30 Sep 1998

Report (NZLC R49) for the Wrongful Conviction project.

Related to the Wrongful Conviction project.

NZLC R47 – Apportionment of Civil Liability
28 May 1998

Report (NZLC R47) on the Civil Contribution project.

Related to the Civil Contribution project.

NZLC R46 – Some Insurance Law Problems
1 May 1998

Report (NZLC R46) on the Insurance Law project.

Related to the Insurance Law project.

Report (NZLC R45) on the Treaty Making Process project.

Related to the Treaty Making Process project.

NZLC R44 – Habeas Corpus: Procedure
20 Nov 1997

Report (NZLC R44) for the Habeas Corpus project.

Related to the Habeas Corpus project.

NZLC R42 – Evidence Law: Witness Anonymity
23 Oct 1997

Report (NZLC R42) for the Witness Anonymity project.

Related to the Witness Anonymity project.

Report (NZLC R41) for the Succession project. This report examines the conceptual basis of the system of intestate succession.

Related to the Succession project.

Report (NZLC R40) for the Official Information Act project.

Related to the Official Information Act project.

Report (NZLC R39) seeks to address the issue that right from the time of the enactment of the Matrimonial Property Act 1976 it has been considered anomalous that that statute’s provisions do not apply where either spouse has died. A principal purpose of the changes recommended by the report is to ensure that the position after death marches in step with the position for the living.

Related to the Succession project.

NZLC R38 – Succession Law: Homicidal Heirs
15 Jul 1997

Report (NZLC R38) for the Succession project. This report looks at the effect of homicide on rights of succession.

Related to the Succession project.

Report (NZLC R37) for the Crown Liability project.

Related to the Crown Liability project.

Report (NZLC R35) for the Legislation Manual project.

Related to the Legislation Manual project.

Report (NZLC R34) for the International Law project.

Related to the International Law project.

NZLC R31 – Police Questioning
3 Oct 1994

Report (NZLC R31) for the Police Questioning project. This report proposes legislative reform of the present law: to give persons suspected of criminal offences precisely defined rights to be informed of their rights, especially to remain silent and to have legal assistance; to give the police powers to detain and question suspects for the defined periods after they have arrested them in exercise of their current powers of arrest, and; to give clear guidance to the courts when exercising their powers to refuse to admit evidence obtained unlawfully or unfairly.

Related to the Police Questioning project.

Report (NZLC R30) for the Dangerous Offenders project.

Related to the Dangerous Offenders project.

NZLC R29 – A New Property Law Act
28 Jun 1994

Report (NZLC R29) for the Property Law Act project.

Related to the Property Law Act project.

Report (NZLC R28) for the Aspects of Damages : Award of Interest project. This report recommends a comprehensive mandatory scheme for the award of interest on money claims in court proceedings.

Related to the Aspects of Damages: Award of Interest project.

NZLC R27 – The Format of Legislation
20 Dec 1993

Report (NZLC R27) for the Format of Legislation project.

Related to the Format of Legislation project.

NZLC R25 – Contract Statutes Review
1 May 1993

Report (NZLC R25) for the Contract Statutes Review project.

Related to the Contract Statutes Review project.

Report (NZLC R23) for the International Sales of Goods project.

Related to the International Sales of Goods project.

NZLC R22 – Final Report on Emergencies
1 Dec 1991

This Report (NZLC R22) addresses the balance of emergency powers. As its extent indicates, it covers a wide range of matters. The Commission recommends that when emergency powers are required they should be conferred in sectoral legislation, that is, legislation tailored to the needs of the particular kind of emergency.

Related to the National Emergencies project.

NZLC R20 – Arbitration
8 Oct 1991

Report (NZLC R20) for the Arbitration project.

Related to the Arbitration project.

Report (NZLC R19) for the Aspects of Damages : Part 2 project. This report considers the rules in Bain v Fothergill and Joyner v Weeks. The Commission concludes that the rules established in the two cases were unjustified and contrary to principle. It proposes that they be abolished by amendments to the Property Law Act 1952. This Report follows Report 18 : Aspects of damages : employment contracts and the Rule in Addis v Gramophone Co.

Related to the Aspects of Damages – Part 2 project.

Report (NZLC R18) for the Aspects of Damages : Part 1 project. The Report arises from ongoing work on damages and the introduction into Parliament of the Employment Contracts Bill. The rule in the Addis case denied damages for the harshness and oppression accompanying a dismissal from employment and any loss sustained from discredit thrown upon the employee. That limit is inconsistent with the general principles of the law of damages; the application of the rule is uncertain; its scope of application in New Zealand is narrowed in an anomalous way by legislative provision (also contained in the new Bill); and its continued force in New Zealand is unclear in the light of recent judicial decisions and criticism. This Report is followed by Report 19 : Aspects of damages : the Rules in Bain v Fothergill and Joyner v Weeks.

Related to the Aspects of Damages – Part 1 project.

Report (NZLC R17) for the Legislation and its Interpretation project.

Related to the Legislation and its Interpretation project.

Report (NZLC R16) for the Company Law : Part 2 project. This report follows on from an earlier report, R 9 : Company law : reform and restatement.

Related to the Company Law – Part 2 project.

Report (NZLC R14) for the Criminal Procedure : Disclosure and Commmittal project.

Report (NZLC R13) for the Intellectual Property project.

Related to the Intellectual Property project.

The First Report (NZLC R12) for the National Emergencies project.

Related to the National Emergencies project.

Report (NZLC R11) for the Statutory Publications Bill project.

Related to the Statutory Publications Bill project.

Report (NZLC R9) for the Company Law : Part 1 project. This Report is followed by a later report, Report 16 : Company law reform : transition and revision. The Law Commission is unable to provide this Report digitally.

Related to the Company Law – Part 1 project.

Report (NZLC R8) for the Personal Property project.

Related to the Personal Property project.

NZLC R7 – The Structure of the Courts
20 Mar 1989

Report (NZLC R7) for the Courts project.

Related to the Courts project.

Report (NZLC R6) for the Limitations project.

Related to the Limitations project.

Report (NZLC R4) for the Accident Compensation project.

Related to the Accident Compensation project.

Report (NZLC R3) for the Accident Compensation project.

Related to the Accident Compensation project.

Report (NZLC R1) for the Imperial Legislation project.

Related to the Imperial Legislation project.

Preliminary Papers

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP55) for the Criminal Pre-Trial Processes project.

Related to the Criminal Pre-Trial Processes project.

NZLC PP54 – New Issues in Legal Parenthood
1 Mar 2004

Discussion paper (NZLC PP54) for the Status of Parenthood project.

Related to the Status of Parenthood project.

NZLC PP53 – Life Insurance
17 Dec 2003

Discussion paper (NZLC PP53) for the Life Insurance project. The paper sets out New Zealand’s current system of life insurance regulation, as well as regulation in Australia, UK and other jurisdictions, and international principles that have been developed.

Related to the Life Insurance project.

Seeking Solutions (NZLC PP52) is the second discussion paper for the Structure of the Courts project. It is a detailed offering of alternatives for reform, following submissions and consultation meetings on Striking the Balance, and an assessment of national and international issues and trends in court reform.

Related to the Structure of the Courts project.

Striking the Balance (NZLC PP51) is the first discussion paper for the Structure of the Courts project. It is a general raising of issues relating to the structure and operation of the court system seeking widespread public and professional response as to the problems encountered and any suggested improvements.

Related to the Structure of the Courts project.

NZLC PP50 – Entry, Search and Seizure
1 Apr 2002

This is the first discussion paper (NZLC PP50) of an intended comprehensive examination of central and local government agency powers to enter private property, carry out searches, and seize goods for use as evidence.

Related to the Search and Surveillance Powers project.

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP49) for the Review of the Privacy Act project.

Related to the Review of the Privacy Act project.

NZLC PP48 – Some Problems in the Law of Trusts
1 Jan 2002

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP48) for the Trusts project.

Related to the Trusts project.

NZLC PP47 – Family Court Dispute Resolution
1 Jan 2002

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP47) for the Family Court Dispute Resolution project.

Related to the Family Court Dispute Resolution project.

NZLC PP46 – Improving the Arbitration Act 1996
1 Sep 2001

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP46) for the Improving Arbitration project.

Related to the Improving Arbitration project.

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP45) for the Discovery project.

Related to the Discovery project.

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP44) for the Joint Family Homes project.

Related to the Joint Family Homes project.

NZLC PP43 – Subsidising Litigation
1 Dec 2000

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP43) for the Subsidising Litigation project.

Related to the Subsidising Litigation project.

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP42) for the Double Jeopardy project.

Related to the Double Jeopardy project.

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP41) for the Battered Defendants project.

Related to the Battered Defendants project.

NZLC PP40 – Misuse of Enduring Powers of Attorney
27 Mar 2001

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP40) for the Enduring Powers of Attorney project.

Related to the Enduring Powers of Attorney project.

NZLC PP39 – Limitation of Civil Actions
1 Feb 2000

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP39) for the Limitation of Action project.

Related to the Limitation of Action project.

NZLC PP38 – Adoption: Options for Reform
1 Oct 1999

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP38) for the Adoption project.

Related to the Adoption project.

Preliminary Paper “Juries in Criminal Trials : Part Two Volume 1” (NZLC PP32) for the Juries project.

Related to the Juries project.

Preliminary Paper “Juries in Criminal Trials : Part Two Volume 2” (NZLC PP32) for the Juries project.

Related to the Juries project.

NZLC PP36 – Coroners: A Review
1 Aug 1999

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP36) for the Coroners project.

Related to the Coroners project.

NZLC PP35 – Shared Ownership of Land
1 Jan 1999

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP35) for the Shared Ownership project.

Related to the Shared Ownership project.

NZLC PP34 – Retirement Villages
1 Oct 1998

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP34) for the Retirement Villages project.

Related to the Retirement Villages project.

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP33) for the Defamation project.

Related to the Defamation project.

NZLC PP32 – Juries in Criminal Trials: Part One
1 Jul 1998

Preliminary Paper “Juries in Criminal Trials : Part One” (NZLC PP32) for the Juries project.

Related to the Juries project.

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP31) for the Wrongful Conviction project.

Related to the Wrongful Conviction project.

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP30) on the Contracts Enforcement project.

Related to the Contracts Enforcement project.

NZLC PP29 – Evidence Law : Witness Anonymity
1 Sep 1997

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP29) for the Witness Anonymity project.

Related to the Witness Anonymity project.

NZLC PP28 – Criminal Prosecution
1 Mar 1997

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP28) for the Criminal Prosecution project.

Related to the Criminal Prosecution project.

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP27) for the Evidence project, related specifically to the character and credibility issues.

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP26) for the Evidence project, related specifically to the evidence of children and other vulnerable witnesses.

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP25) for the Evidence project, related specifically to privilege against self-incrimination.

Related to the Evidence Law : Privilege project.

NZLC PP24 – Succession Law: Testamentary Claims
1 Aug 1996

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP24) for the Succession project, related specically to testamentary claims.

Related to the Succession project.

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP23) for the Evidence project, related specifically to privilege.

Related to the Evidence Law : Privilege project.

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP22) for the Evidence project, related specifically to documentary evidence and judicial notice.

NZLC PP21 – Criminal Evidence: Police Questioning
1 Sep 1993

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP21) for the Police Questioning project.

Related to the Police Questioning project.

NZLC PP20 – Tenure and Estates in Land
1 Jun 1992

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP20) for the Property Statutes project.

Related to the Property Statutes project.

NZLC PP19 – Apportionment of Civil Liability
1 Mar 1992

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP19) on the Civil Contribution project.

Related to the Civil Contribution project.

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP18) for the Evidence project, related specifically to expert evidence and opinion.

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP17) for the Aspects of Damages : Award of Interest project.

Related to the Aspects of Damages: Award of Interest project.

NZLC PP16 – The Property Law Act 1952
1 Jul 1991

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP16) for the Property Law Act project.

Related to the Property Law Act project.

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP15) for the Evidence Law project, related specifically to hearsay.

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP14) for the Evidence Law project, related specifically to codification.

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP13) for the Evidence Law project, related specifically to Principles for Reform.

NZLC PP12 – The Prosecution of Offences
1 Nov 1990

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP12) for the Criminal Prosecution project.

Related to the Criminal Prosecution project.

NZLC PP11 – “Unfair” Contracts
1 Sep 1990

Discussion Paper (NZLC PP11) discusses the complex and controversial issue of “unfair” or “unconsciouable” or “oppressive” contracts, outlining the present state of the law as well as possibilities for changes to that law through legislation.

Related to the Contract Statutes Review project.

NZLC PP10 – Hearsay evidence : an options paper
1 Jun 1989

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP10) for the Evidence Law project, related specifically to hearsay evidence.

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP9) for the Maori Fisheries project.

Related to the Maori Fisheries project.

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP8) for the Legislation and its Interpretation project.

Related to the Legislation and its Interpretation project.

NZLC PP7 – Arbitration : a discussion paper
1 Nov 1988

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP7) for the Arbitration project.

Related to the Arbitration project.

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP6) for the Personal Property project.

Related to the Personal Property project.

NZLC PP5 – Company Law : a Discussion Paper
1 Dec 1987

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP5) for the Company Law : Part 1 project.

Related to the Company Law – Part 1 project.

NZLC PP5 – Company law : a discussion paper
1 Dec 1987

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP5) for the Company Law : Part 2 project.

Related to the Company Law – Part 2 project.

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP4) for the Courts project.

Related to the Courts project.

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP3) for the Limitations project.

Related to the Limitations project.

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP2) for the Accident Compensation project.

Related to the Accident Compensation project.

Preliminary Paper (NZLC PP1) for the Legislation and its Interpretation project.

Related to the Legislation and its Interpretation project.

Reforms to the Sentencing and Parole Structure: Consultation Draft This paper – essentially an unpublished preliminary paper – was distributed to stakeholders in April 2006, to solicit their views on our proposed sentencing and parole reforms. As a result of that feedback, many changes were made. A final report, Sentencing Guidelines and Parole Reform (NZLC R94), has since been issued. Related to the Sentencing and Parole project.

Related to the Sentencing & Parole project.

Study Papers

NZLC SP20 – Tribunal Reform
22 Dec 2008

The Commission’s study paper, Tribunal Reform (NZLC SP20, Wellington 2008) examines a range of different options for reforming New Zealand’s system of tribunals. It proposes a new unified tribunal service led by a District Court Judge and a new legislative framework which will provide a consistent set of powers, rights of appeal, and rules of procedure for all New Zealand’s tribunals. The proposals for reform contained in chapters 5 and 6 of the paper were developed in conjunction with the Ministry of Justice after a careful assessment of the existing problems faced by tribunals and an examination of the ways in which some other countries have dealt with similar problems. The later chapters of the paper contain the Law Commission’s proposals for the proposed legislative framework. Further work is needed to develop this framework, and the Commission is seeking comment on the proposals it has set out in chapters 7, 8 and 9 of this study paper. The closing date for submissions is 28 February 2009. Submissions can be sent to the General Manager, Law Commission, PO Box 2590, Wellington 6140, or by email to tribunalreform@lawcom.govt.nz. The paper can be downloaded free from this website (see pdf document below).

Related to the Unified Tribunal Framework project.

NZLC SP19 – Privacy Concepts and Issues
8 Feb 2008

This study paper is the outcome of stage 1 of the Law Commission’s Review of Privacy, and provides background for the later stages. It establishes a conceptual framework for the Review; examines social attitudes, technological developments, and international trends relating to privacy; and looks at some particular issues that will be discussed in more detail in the later stages of the Review. It does not include recommendations.

Related to the Review Of Privacy project.

The Law Commission has been asked to look at some technical matters related to habeas corpus. This is our draft study paper and draft Bill upon which we call for submissions by 24 September 2007.

Custom and Human Rights are embedded in many Pacific constitutions or statues, yet the two concepts are often percieved as conflicting. The focus of this study is the practical operation of justice mechanisms, including both the courts and the wide range of community justice bodies found in the Pacific. Development of a Pacific jurisprudence will only occur as Pacific nations find ways to better intergrate these two sources of law.

Related to the Custom and Human Rights in the Pacific project.

Study Paper (NZLC SP16): The Infringement System A Framework for Reform. The study paper contains the Commission’s recommendations regarding the breadth and scope of infringement offences and their penalty structures. The paper is the Commission’s contribution to a joint review with the Ministry of Justice.

Related to the Review of Infringement Offences project.

NZLC SP15 – Intimate Covert Filming
1 Jun 2004

Study Paper (NZLC SP15) for the Covert Filming project. This paper responds to the government’s request for advice on any required law changes to deal with secret filming, recommends new criminal offences for making, distributing and possessing covertly filmed intimate images.

Related to the Covert Filming project.

Study Paper (NZLC SP14) for the Genetic Modified Organisms project.

Related to the Genetic Modified Organisms project.

Study Paper (NZLC SP13) for the After Settlement Assests project.

Related to the After Settlement Assests project.

Study Paper (NZLC SP12) for the Electronic Technology and Police Investigations project. This project is related to Entry Search and Seizure project (NZLC PP50).

Study Paper (NZLC SP11) for the Insolvency project.

Related to the Insolvency project.

Study Paper (NZLC SP10) for the Judicial Review project.

Related to the Judicial Review project.

Study Paper (NZLC SP9) for the Maori Customary Law project.

Related to the Maori Customary Law project.

Study Paper (NZLC SP8) for the Representation Rights under Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 project.

Study Paper (NZLC SP7) for the Simplification of Criminal Procedure Legislation project. Related to Infringement Project.

NZLC SP6 – To Bind their Kings in Chains
1 Dec 2000

Study Paper (NZLC SP6) for the Interpretation Act 1999 – Section 28 project.

Related to the Interpretation Act 1999 – Section 28 project.

NZLC SP5 – International Trade Conventions
1 Nov 2000

Study Paper (NZLC SP5) for the Electronic Commerce project, as this paper precedes the final report (NZLC R5) it has been added to Part Three of the project.

Related to the Electronic Commerce – Part Three project.

NZLC SP4 – Recognising Same-Sex Relationships
1 Dec 1999

Study Paper (NZLC SP4) for the Same-Sex Relationships project.

Related to the Same-Sex Relationships project.

NZLC SP3 – Protecting Construction Contractors
1 Nov 1999

Study Paper (NZLC SP3) for the Contractors Liens project.

Related to the Contractors Liens project.

Study Paper (NZLC SP2) for the Insolvency Issues project.

Related to the Insolvency Issues project.

NZLC SP1 – Women’s Access to Legal Services
1 Jun 1999

Study Paper (NZLC SP1) for the Women and Access to Justice project.

Related to the Women and Access to Justice project.

Occasional Papers

During the public consultation process on Alcohol In Our Lives:An Issues Paper On The Reform Of New Zealand’s Liquor Laws (NZLC IP15,2009), we received submissions from many organisations and indivduals. The organisations that made a submission to the Commission are listed in this Occasional Paper.

NZLC OP5 – Summary – Alcohol In Our Lives
10 Aug 2009

The occasional paper is a summary of the Commission’s Issues Paper, ‘Alcohol In Our Lives’ (NZLC IP15) which reviews the regulatory framework relating to the sale and supply of liquor. There is a submission form included in the summary which can be sent back to the Commission with your comments on the review. Submissions close at 5pm, 30 October 2009. For enquiries email liquor@lawcom.govt.nz

In a letter to the Chair of the Justice and Electoral Committee, the Commission responds to a legal opinion on the Crimes (Substituted Section 59) Amendment Bill prepared for Gordon Copeland MP by Peter McKenzie QC.

Related to the Section 59 Crimes Act project.

In a letter to the Law Commission dated 12 October 2006, the Chairperson of the Justice and Electoral Committee invited the Commission to advise the Committee on the Crimes (Abolition of Force as a Justification for Child Discipline) Amendment Bill.

Related to the Section 59 Crimes Act project.

These are the bodies that exercise functions identified in paragraph 2.5 of the Law Commission’s paper; Tribunals in New Zealand an Issues Paper (NZLC IP6, Wellington, 2007).

Related to the Unified Tribunal Framework project.

Legislation

NZLC LP0 – Criminal Procedure (Simplification)
1 Dec 2009

In December 2009, a Bill Plan was released for consultation that sets out the key proposals arising from the Simplification project. Submissions on the Bill Plan, and its accompanying Commentary, close on 1 March 2010. It is anticipated that a bill reflecting the project’s final proposals will be introduced into Parliament in 2010.

Miscellaneous Papers

NZLC MP19 – A Conceptual Approach to Privacy
1 Nov 2007

A Conceptual Approach to Privacy (NZLC MP19, Wellington, 2007), attempts to develop a possible approach to conceptualising privacy with a view to assisting stage 1 of the Law Commission’s review of privacy project. The aim of the paper is to establish a conceptual framework for starting to think theoretically about privacy and for practically assessing the present legal regime relating to privacy. As a framework for legal analysis, it will represent the starting point to the Law Commission’s approach in stage 1 of its privacy review and a basis for putting some assumptions on the table so that constructive discussion can emerge as the Law Commission’s review proceeds through all of its four stages. Related to the Review of Privacy project. Please note only available to download.

Related to the Review Of Privacy project.

The Law Commission has in the past done two reports on the Limitation Act 1950 NZLC R 6 (1988) and NZLC R 61 (2000). When the Government indicated it wished to advance legislation on the topic, the Commission instructed Christopher Corry, Barrister to review these reports and draw attention to subsequent developments in the law. Mr Corry’s report has been an illuminating contribution and has been made available by the Commission to the Ministry of Justice to assist in settling the policy. The Law Commission makes it available on the Law Commission’s website so that people interested can become familiar with the issues.

Related to the Limitation of Action project.

NZLC MP15 – Waka Umanga (Maori Corporations) Bill
29 May 2007

In June and July 2007, Te Puni Kokiri and the Law Commission will undertake consultation with tribal and other Maori groups, also legal and business interest groups, on the Waka Umanga (Maori Corporations) Bill as drafted by Parliamentary Counsel Office. The draft Bill provides a legal entity (waka umanga) tailored to meet the organisational needs of Maori tribes and other groups that manage communal Maori assets. [For enquiries please contact Edwina Merito, Senior Policy Analyst, Te Puni Kokiri. Tel: 04 819 6069 Email: Edwina.Merito@tpk.govt.nz. .]

Related to the Maori Legal Entities project.

Miscellaneous Paper (NZLC MP13) for the Evidence project.

NZLC MP12 – Costs in Criminal Cases
1 Nov 1997

Miscellaneous Paper (NZLC MP12) for the Costs in Criminal Cases project.

Related to the Costs in Criminal Cases project.

Miscellaneous Paper (NZLC MP3) for the Women and Access to Justice project, related specifically to the education and training of law students and lawyers.

Related to the Women and Access to Justice project.

Miscellaneous Paper (NZLC MP10) for the Women and Access to Justice project, related specifically to lawyers’ costs in family law disputes.

Related to the Women and Access to Justice project.

Miscellaneous Paper (NZLC MP9) for the Women and Access to Justice project, related specifically to women’s access to legal advice and representation.

Related to the Women and Access to Justice project.

NZLC MP8 – Women’s Access to Civil Legal Aid
1 Mar 1997

Miscellaneous Paper (NZLC MP8) for the Women and Access to Justice project, related specifically to women’s access to civil legal aid.

Related to the Women and Access to Justice project.

Miscellaneous Paper (NZLC MP5) for the Parliamentary Privilege project. This project considers the law of Parliamentary privilege in New Zealand.

Related to the Parliamentary Privilege project.

NZLC MP4 – Women’s Access to Legal Information
10 Oct 1996

Miscellaneous Paper (NZLC MP4) for the Women and Access to Justice project, related specifically to women’s access to legal information.

Related to the Women and Access to Justice project.

NZLC MP3 – Information about Lawyers’ Fees
1 Oct 1996

Miscellaneous Paper (NZLC MP3) for the Women and Access to Justice project, related specifically to information about lawyers’ fees.

Related to the Women and Access to Justice project.

NZLC MP2 – Succession Law: Wills Reforms
1 Oct 1996

Miscellaneous Paper (NZLC MP2) for the Succession project, related specically to wills reform.

Related to the Succession project.

Miscellaneous Paper (NZLC MP1) for the Succession project, related specically to what should happen to your property when you die.

Related to the Succession project.

Regional analysis of variations in District Court sentencing 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, if any, between court districts, to find out whether anecdotal evidence of inconsistent sentencing approaches was substantiated empirically. A summary of the findings is presented in the Appendix to Sentencing Guidelines and Parole Reform (NZLC R94). This document contains the full findings.

Related to the Sentencing & Parole project.

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference – Review of the Sale of Liquor Act 1989

The Commission will review the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 and make proposals for a new legislative regime consistent with New Zealand’s international obligations concerning illegal and other drugs.

Related to the Review of Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 project.

Related to the Public Safety and Security project.

The Law Commission will conduct a review of the Land Transfer Act 1952 with a view to modernising it and recommending such changes as may be appropriate. The review will reflect the fundamental soundness of the principles underlining the Torrens system of land registration that have been part of New Zealand law since 1870

Related to the Review of the Land Transfer Act 1952 project.

Sedition
16 Oct 2006

The Commission will review the existing seditious offences set out in sections 80 to 85 of the Crimes Act 1961, and make proposals for any changes to the New Zealand law that are necessary and desirable.

Related to the Sedition project.

Review Of Privacy
12 Oct 2006

The Law Commission will conduct a four stage review of privacy values, changes in technology, international trends, and their implications for New Zealand civil, criminal and statute law, with reports at each stage of the project.

Related to the Review Of Privacy project.

Related to the Unified Tribunal Framework project.

Related to the Presentation Of New Zealand Statute Law project.

Public Inquiries
28 Aug 2006

The Commission will review and update the law relating to public inquiries in New Zealand. This review will include inquiries established as Royal Commissions and other commissions established under the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1908, Ministerial inquiries, ad hoc inquiries under specific statutes, and departmental inquiries.

Related to the Public Inquiries project.

Terms of reference for the sentencing and parole review.

Related to the Sentencing & Parole project.

Terms of reference for the Custom and Human Rights in the Pacific project.

Related to the Custom and Human Rights in the Pacific project.

Terms of reference for the Criminal Defences (Insanity & Partial Defences) project.

Terms of reference for the Review of Customs Powers of Forfeiture & Seizure project.

Terms of reference for the Review of Infringement Offences project.

Related to the Review of Infringement Offences project.

Terms of reference for the Access to Court Records project.

Related to the Access to Court Records project.

Terms of reference for the Maori Legal Entities project.

Related to the Maori Legal Entities project.

Covert Filming
10 Dec 2003

Terms of reference for the Covert Filming project.

Related to the Covert Filming project.

Terms of Reference for the Status of Parenthood project.

Related to the Status of Parenthood project.

Terms of reference for the Criminal Pre-Trial Processes project.

Related to the Criminal Pre-Trial Processes project.

Life Insurance
19 Feb 2003

Terms of reference for the Life Insurance project.

Related to the Life Insurance project.

Terms of reference for the Genetic Modified Organisms project.

Related to the Genetic Modified Organisms project.

Terms of reference for the Family Court Dispute Resolution project.

Related to the Family Court Dispute Resolution project.

Terms of reference for the Review of the Privacy Act project.

Related to the Review of the Privacy Act project.

Terms of Reference for the Entry, Search and Seizure project.

Related to the Search and Surveillance Powers project.

Terms of reference for the Structure of the Courts project.

Related to the Structure of the Courts project.

Terms of reference for the Joint Family Homes project.

Related to the Joint Family Homes project.

Terms of reference for the After Settlement Assests project.

Related to the After Settlement Assests project.

Adoption
1 Jul 1999

Terms of reference for the Adoption project.

Related to the Adoption project.

Terms of reference for the Battered Defendant project.

Related to the Battered Defendants project.

Terms of reference on criminal procedure. Several publications were generated from this Terms of Reference including the Costs in Criminal Cases Report.

Related to the Costs in Criminal Cases project.

Terms of reference for the Justice : the Experiences of Maori Women project.

Habeas Corpus
14 Jun 1997

Terms of reference for the Habeas Corpus project.

Related to the Habeas Corpus project.

Witness Anonymity
13 Jun 1997

Terms of reference for the Witness Anonymity project.

Related to the Witness Anonymity project.

Terms of reference for the Official Information Act project.

Related to the Official Information Act project.

Terms of reference for the Women and Access to Justice project.

Related to the Women and Access to Justice project.

Terms of reference for the Criminal Procedure projects, this included the following Police Questioning project.

Related to the Police Questioning project.

Succession
1 Jun 1993

Terms of reference for the Succession project.

Related to the Succession project.

Terms of Reference for the Evidence law project.

Terms of Reference for the Evidence Law project.

Terms of Reference for the Evidence Law project.

Terms of Reference for the Evidence Law project.

Related to the Evidence Law : Privilege project.

Terms of Reference for the Evidence law project.

Terms of reference for the Evidence project.

Terms of Reference for the Evidence Law projects.

Terms of Reference for the Criminal Prosecution projects.

Related to the Criminal Prosecution project.

Terms of Reference for the Criminal Procedure projects.

Terms of Reference for the National Emergencies project.

Related to the National Emergencies project.

Crown Liability
1 Aug 1989

Terms of reference for the Crown Liability project.

Related to the Crown Liability project.

Juries
1 Feb 1989

Terms of reference for the Juries project.

Related to the Juries project.

Courts
1 Dec 1987

Terms of Reference for the Courts project.

Related to the Courts project.

Terms of Reference for the Accident Compensation project.

Related to the Accident Compensation project.

Terms of Reference for the Imperial Legislation project.

Related to the Imperial Legislation project.

Terms of Reference for the Company Law project.

Related to the Company Law – Part 1 project.

Terms of Reference for the Company Law project.

Related to the Company Law – Part 2 project.

Terms of Reference for the Format of Legislation project.

Related to the Format of Legislation project.

Terms of Reference for the Statutory Publications Bill project.

Related to the Statutory Publications Bill project.

Terms of Reference for the Legislation and its Interpretation project.

Related to the Legislation and its Interpretation project.

Issues Paper

‘Review of the Privacy Act 1993’ (NZLC IP17, Wellington, 2010) is an Issues Paper for stage 4 of the Law Commission’s Review of Privacy Law. The issues paper looks at a range of issues in relation to the Privacy Act 1993, including the scope and approach of the Act; the role of the Privacy Commissioner; complaints and enforcement processes; sharing of personal information between government agencies; the implications of technological developments; and direct marketing. The issues paper makes some proposals for reform on which it seeks submissions, and also asks some open-ended questions. The Commission welcomes submissions on the issues paper. The issues paper can be downloaded from this website as a whole document, or individual chapters can be downloaded. A summary of the document can also be downloaded from this website. Hard copies of the issues paper are not available. Information about making submissions can be found at the front of the issues paper or at the back of the summary, and any questions can be sent to privacy@lawcom.govt.nz.

Related to the Review Of Privacy project.

‘Controlling and regulating drugs’ (NZLC IP16, Wellington 2010) is an Issues Paper which traces the history of drug policy and regulation in New Zealand, and reviews the current approach to drug control and regulation. It makes some preliminary proposals for how New Zealand’s drug laws can be updated to put in place a modern and evidence-based statute. The Commission welcomes comments or submissions on the Issues Paper, which is available by clicking on the document below, or on the Have Your Say tab on the navigation bar above, which will allow you to make a submission online. The closing date for submissions is Friday 30 April 2010. Submissions should be directed to Drugs Review submissions, Law Commission, PO Box 2590, Wellington 6140, or by email to drugsreview@lawcom.govt.nz. Hard copies of the Issues Paper are not available. A summary of the paper can be downloaded from this website or at www.talklaw.co.nz

Related to the Review of Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 project.

‘Alcohol In Our Lives’ (NZLC IP15, Wellington 2009) is an Issues Paper which reviews the regulatory framework relating to the sale and supply of liquor. The Commission welcomes comments or submissions on the Issues Paper, which is available by clicking on the document below, or on the Have Your Say tab on the navigation bar above, which will allow you to make a submission online. The closing date for submissions is Friday 30 October 2009. Submissions should be directed to the Liquor Project Coordinator, Law Commission, PO Box 2590, Wellington 6140, or by email to liquor@lawcom.govt.nz . Hard copies of the Issues Paper are no longer available. A summary of the paper can be downloaded from this website or at www.talklaw.co.nz

Invasion of Privacy:Penalties and Remedies NZLC IP14, Wellington 2009, is an issues paper which reviews the adequacy of New Zealand’s civil, criminal and regulatory law to deal with invasions of privacy. In particular, it looks at the tort of privacy and surveillance. The paper raises questions and options for discussion and comment. The Commission welcomes any comments or submissions on the Issues Paper, which is available by clicking on the heading above. The closing date for submissions is Friday 29 May 2009. Submissions should be directed to General Manager, Law Commission, PO Box 2590, Wellington 6140, or by email to privacy@lawcom.govt.nz.The paper can be downloaded free from this website. Related to the Review of Privacy project.

Related to the Review Of Privacy project.

Suppressing Names and Evidence: Issues Paper Published 22 December 2008 Suppressing Names and Evidence (NZLC IP 13, Wellington, 2008) is an Issues Paper which reviews sections 138 – 141 of the Criminal Justice Act 1985, and identifies some issues that arise. The paper raises questions and options for discussion and comment. The Commission welcomes any comments or submissions on the Issues Paper, which is available by clicking on the heading above. The closing date for submissions is Friday 13 February 2009. Submissions should be directed to Rachel Hayward, Senior Legal and Policy Adviser, Law Commission, PO Box 2590, Wellington 6140, or by email to suppression@lawcom.govt.nz .The paper can be downloaded free from this website. Related to the Simplification of Criminal Procedure project.

The Law Commission has published an Issues Paper, Private Schools and the Law (NZLC IP12, Wellington, 2008). This Issues Paper describes the private school sector in New Zealand and sets out the Law Commission’s preliminary views on the appropriate relationship between the state and private schools. The paper describes the law relating to private schools in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom, summarises what the Law Commission considers to be the issues or problems to be addressed in this review, and sets out the Commission’s suggestions and options for the reform of the law relating to private schools in New Zealand. Public feedback is sought on these suggestions and options. The closing date for submissions is 20 March 2009. Submissions can be sent to Sara Jackson, Legal and Policy Adviser, Law Commission, PO Box 2590, Wellington 6140, or by email to privateschools@lawcom.govt.nz. The paper can be downloaded free from this website (see pdf document below).

Compensating Crime Victims (NZLC IP 11, Wellington, 2008) is the Commission’s latest Issues Paper. The paper raises questions and options for discussion and comment. The Commission welcomes any comments or submissions on the Issues Paper. The closing date for submissions is 24 December 2008. Submissions should be directed to the General Manager of the Law Commission, Law Commission, PO Box 2590, Wellington 6140, or by email to victims@lawcom.govt.nz. The paper can be downloaded free from this website.

Related to the Compensation for Victims of Crime project.

Review of the Land Transfer Act 1952 (NZLC IP 10, Wellington, 2008) is the Commission’s latest Issues Paper. The paper raises questions and options for discussion and comment. The Commission welcomes any comments or submissions on the Issues Paper. The closing date for submissions is 19 December 2008. Submissions should be directed to Janet November, Senior Legal and Policy Adviser or Julia Rendell, Legal and Policy Adviser of the Law Commission, Law Commission, PO Box 2590, Wellington 6140, or by email to landtransfer@lawcom.govt.nz. The paper can be downloaded free from this website in 2 separate parts (see pdf documents below).

Related to the Review of the Land Transfer Act 1952 project.

Review of Prerogative Writs (NZLC IP 9, Wellington, 2008) is the Commission’s latest Issues Paper. The paper raises questions and options for discussion and comment. The Commission welcomes any comments or submissions on the Issues Paper. The closing date for submissions is 30 September 2008. Submissions should be directed to the General Manager of the Law Commission, Law Commission, PO Box 2590, Wellington 6140, or by email to writs@lawcom.govt.nz . The paper can be downloaded free from this website.

Related to the Review of Prerogative Writs project.

Review of the Civil List Act 1979 (NZLC IP 8, Wellington, 2008) is an Issues Paper which reviews the provisions and operation of the Civil List Act 1979. The paper raises questions and options for discussion and comment. The Commission welcomes any comments or submissions on the Issues Paper, which is available by clicking on the heading above. The closing date for submissions is Friday 5 September 2008. Submissions should be directed to Rachel Hayward, Senior Legal and Policy Adviser, Law Commission, PO Box 2590, Wellington 6140, or by email to civillist@lawcom.govt.nz . The paper can be downloaded free from this website. Related to the Review of the Civil List Act 1979 project.

Related to the Review of Civil List Act 1979 project.

Towards a New Veterans’ Entitlements Scheme: A Discussion paper on a Review of the War Pensions Act 1954 (NZLC IP7, Wellington 2008) is the Commission’s latest Issues Paper. The Commission welcomes any comments or submissions on the Paper. The closing date for submissions is 28 November 2008. Submissions should be directed to Lecretia Seales, Senior Legal and Policy Adviser, Law Commission, PO Box 2590, Wellington 6140, or by email to veterans@lawcom.govt.nz . Please note that the Law Commission has only a limited number of printed copies of the Paper (these will be available from 31st July 2008). It can be downloaded free from this website.

Related to the Review of War Pensions Act 1954 project.

Tribunals in New Zealand (NZLC IP 6, Wellington 2008) is an issues paper which reviews New Zealand’s existing tribunal arrangements. It sets out the problems with current arrangements, summarises the way in which some other countries have dealt with similar problems, and sets out various options for dealing with the matter here. The Law Commission is working jointly with the Ministry of Justice on this project and this paper is published as part of the Commission’s contribution to that ongoing work. The Commission welcomes any comments or submissions on the paper, which is available by clicking on the heading above. The closing date for submissions is Wednesday 20 February 2008. Submissions should be directed to the General Manager, Law Commission, PO Box 2590, Wellington 6140, or by email to tribunals@lawcom.govt.nz . The paper can be downloaded free from this website.

Related to the Unified Tribunal Framework project.

Public Inquiries (NZLC IP 5, Wellington 2007) is a draft report which reviews and makes proposals about the law relating to public inquiries, including commissions of inquiry, royal commissions and non-statutory ministerial inquiries. The Commission welcomes any comments or submissions on the draft report, which is available by clicking on the heading above. The closing date for submissions is Thursday 31 January 2008. Submissions should be directed to the General Manager, Law Commission, PO Box 2590, Wellington 6011, or by email to inquiriesproject@lawcom.govt.nz . The paper can be downloaded free from this website. Related to the Public Inquiries project.

Related to the Public Inquiries project.

The Disclosure to Court of Defendants’ Previous Convictions, Similar Offending and Bad Character (NZLC IP 4, Wellington 2007) is the Commission’s latest Issues Paper. The Commission welcomes any comments or submissions on the Paper, which is available by clicking on the heading above. The closing date for submissions is Friday 15 February 2008. Submissions should be directed to the General Manager, Law Commission, PO Box 2590, Wellington 6011, or by email to previousconvictions@lawcom.govt.nz . Please note that the Law Commission has only a limited number of printed copies of the Paper (these will be available from 19th November 2007). It can be downloaded free from this website. Related to Admissibility of Previous Convictions project.

Privacy Review: Public Registers Issues Paper The Law Commission has produced an issues paper on the law relating to public registers. This is the consultation part of Stage 2 of the Law Commission’s review of privacy. The Commission welcomes any comments or submissions on the issues paper. The paper is available by clicking on the heading above. The closing date for submissions is Monday 5 November 2007. Submissions should be directed to Janet November or Rachel Hayward, Senior Legal and Policy Advisers, Law Commission, PO Box 2590, Wellington 6011, or by email to com@lawcom.govt.nz . Please note that the Law Commission is not printing copies of this issues paper; it is only available in electronic form.

Related to the Review Of Privacy project.

This issues paper “Presentation of New Zealand Statute Law” (NZLC IP2), produced in conjunction with the Parliamentary Counsel Office, investigates and suggests methods of making New Zealand Statute Law more accessible. Among the solutions discussed are the introduction of a subject index and a systematic revision of the New Zealand statutes. We call for submissions by 12 November 2007 Please note the ISSN published in the report has been amended as follows: ISSN 1178-2862 (Print) ISSN 1177-7877 (Online)

Related to the Presentation Of New Zealand Statute Law project.

The Law Commission has released an issues paper that asks questions about the purpose of public inquiries. The paper focuses on three of the forms of public inquiry: commissions of inquiry, royal commissions and non-statutory ministerial inquiries.

Related to the Public Inquiries project.

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