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Law Commission begins review of 1995 Act

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 1:34 pm | Law Commission

The Minister of Justice has requested that the Law Commission conduct a comprehensive review of the Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Act 1995 (the Act) and report back with recommendations. More >>

Law Commission Begins Review of Declaratory Judgments

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 4:43 pm | Law Commission

The Minister of Justice has requested that the Law Commission commence a review of declaratory judgments. More >>

LC begins joint review of Search and Surveillance Act 2012

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 2:25 pm | Law Commission

The Minister of Justice has requested that the Law Commission and the Ministry of Justice review the operation of the Search and Surveillance Act 2012 and whether any amendment should be made to it. More >>

Law Commission Review of Property (Relationships) Act 1976

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 3:24 pm | Law Commission

The Minister of Justice has requested that the Law Commission commence a review of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (“the Act”). More >>

Understanding Family Violence: Reforming the Criminal Law

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 10:50 am | Law Commission

The Law Commission is recommending a number of changes designed to better serve victims of family violence who kill their abusers. More >>

Law Commission Recommends a New Strangulation Offence

Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 10:49 am | Law Commission

Strangulation is a particularly dangerous and common form of family violence which blights New Zealand society. Strangulation restricts the victim’s ability to breathe and provokes a sense of terror in them. Studies have shown that if a victim of family ... More >>

Report: The Justice Response to Victims of Sexual Violence

Monday, 14 December 2015, 4:31 pm | Law Commission

In its Report The Justice Response to Victims of Sexual Violence: Criminal Trials and Alternative Processes (R136), the Law Commission completes a review of trial processes in sexual violence cases and makes recommendations for change. It considers ... More >>

Modernised Rules for Proceedings Against Crown

Monday, 14 December 2015, 4:10 pm | Law Commission

The Law Commission has today released a Report and draft Bill that modernises the rules for court cases involving the Crown. In The Crown in Court: A Review of the Crown Proceedings Act and National Security Information in Proceedings the Commission ... More >>

Use of National Security Information in Legal Proceedings

Monday, 14 December 2015, 4:06 pm | Law Commission

What should happen when information is relevant to legal proceedings, but disclosing it might prejudice national security? More >>

Issues Paper:Victims of family violence who commit homicide

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 1:46 pm | Law Commission

The Law Commission is seeking feedback to improve the law relating to victims of family violence who kill their abusers in an Issues Paper published today. More >>

Two new references in the family violence area

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 11:35 am | Law Commission

The Minister of Justice has requested that the Law Commission commence two new references in the family violence area. • Non-fatal strangulation as a separate crime; and • Victims of family violence who commit homicide. More >>

Use of Security Sensitive Information in the Courts project

Monday, 18 May 2015, 10:36 am | Law Commission

The Law Commission is seeking feedback on how information that may prejudice New Zealand’s security should be dealt with in court proceedings. Should the current rules governing the protection or disclosure and use of security sensitive information ... More >>

Reviewing Use of Security Sensitive Information in Courts

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 3:55 pm | Law Commission

The Law Commission is reviewing the laws that determine how security sensitive information should be dealt with in court proceedings. The review will look at how to protect information that may prejudice New Zealand’s security. More >>

Wider Search And Surveillance Powers Proposed

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 11:09 am | Law Commission

Wider Search And Surveillance Powers Proposed in Reform of Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Law More >>

Law Commission Proposes Significant Reforms

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 11:06 am | Law Commission

The Law Commission today released its Issues Paper, Extradition and Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters. The Paper presents issues with the current law and contains draft proposals which could create significant reform. The Commission’s proposals ... More >>

New Streamlined Extradition Laws Proposed

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 9:08 am | Law Commission

The Law Commission today released its Issues Paper, Extradition and Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters. The Paper contains information on current extradition law and draft proposals for consultation which could create significant reform in this area. ... More >>

Recommendations on the Design of Pecuniary Penalties

Friday, 31 October 2014, 10:39 am | Law Commission

The Law Commission has reviewed the use of pecuniary penalties as a regulatory tool. Pecuniary penalties are financial penalties that policymakers are increasingly opting to use in place of criminal sanctions in order to punish and deter misconduct in ... More >>

Joint And Several Liability Retainention Recommended

Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 2:43 pm | Law Commission

In their Report, Liability of Multiple Defendants (NZLC R132), which was tabled in the House of Representatives today, the Law Commission recommends that the existing rule of “joint and several liability” be retained, with some modifications. More >>

Should Jurors Who Search the Internet Should Be Punished?

Monday, 19 May 2014, 2:56 pm | Law Commission

The Law Commission is seeking public feedback as part of its review of contempt of court on whether there should be a new offence to deal with jurors who search the Internet during a trial or communicate jury room deliberations through social media. ... More >>

Law Commission Proposes an End to Judge-Made Contempt Law

Monday, 19 May 2014, 2:54 pm | Law Commission

The Law Commission is seeking feedback on a package of reforms which propose far-reaching changes to the law of contempt in New Zealand. More >>

 

 

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