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Te Aka Kōrero No. 7 - News from the Law Commission

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 3:38 pm | Law Commission

Commissioning changes The Justice Minister asked the Law Commission to advise him on the Government’s plan to treat abortion as a health issue. So RNZ’s show, The House , took an in-depth look at the Commission, what it does, why and how. Listen ... More >>

Should it be easier to video-record evidence

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 4:44 pm | Law Commission

For complainants in sexual and family violence cases, going to court to give evidence can be traumatic. More >>

Law Commission seeks public input on abortion law

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 10:59 am | Law Commission

The Law Commission is inviting public input on how New Zealand’s abortion laws could be made consistent with treating abortion as a health issue. More >>

Public to have say on Evidence Act

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 9:59 am | Law Commission

The Evidence Act is working well but there are several issues that may need fixing, says Law Commission President Sir Douglas White. More >>

Borrin grant will help make better law for separated couples

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 9:11 am | Law Commission

The Law Commission is delighted that the Michael and Suzanne Borrin Foundation has made a grant to research New Zealanders’ attitudes about and experiences of dividing relationship property. More >>

Te Aka Korerō No 6 - News from the Law Commission

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 4:46 pm | Law Commission

Should the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 affect creditors’ rights? The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 gives each partner a right to share equally in the couple’s relationship property. But what should happen if one partner’s creditors also claims ... More >>

Review recommends changes to search and surveillance laws

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 1:29 pm | Law Commission

Police should be able to conduct a wider range of surveillance but should exercise their powers more transparently, according to a new report. More >>

2018 New Year Resolutions for Your Relationships

Friday, 15 December 2017, 12:19 pm | Law Commission

No one resolves that the end of your relationship will be tidy and simple. That is probably because you do not resolve at New Year that your relationships will end. However, sometimes it is best to plan for the worst and hope for the best. More >>

Public consultation on the Property (Relationships) Act 1976

Friday, 1 December 2017, 3:03 pm | Law Commission

We are almost half way through our public consultation period on the Property (Relationships) Act. We have met many interesting and interested people who have helpfully shared their views. This consultation is an invaluable source of information for us and ... More >>

Complex DNA law needs rewrite

Monday, 20 November 2017, 1:36 pm | Law Commission

The law that covers police obtaining and using DNA in criminal investigations is too complicated says Law Commissioner Donna Buckingham. More >>

Improving the law for dividing property

Monday, 9 October 2017, 2:42 pm | Law Commission

When should the law treat two people as a couple? What property should they share if they break up and what property should belong to only one of them? More >>

Contempt report protects right to a fair trial

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 2:12 pm | Law Commission

Freedom of expression does not include the right to undermine fair trials says Law Commission President Douglas White. More >>

Review of Search and Surveillance Act Seeks Public Feedback

Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 11:56 am | Law Commission

Today, the Law Commission and the Ministry of Justice released an Issues Paper describing possible ways to improve the operation of the Search and Surveillance Act 2012. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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