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New Study Provides Invaluable Guidance On Tikanga And The Law

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 12:18 pm | Law Commission

A new study published by Te Aka Matua o te Ture | the Law Commission will provide invaluable guidance to law makers and others interested in the engagement between tikanga and the law. The Study Paper He Poutama (NZLC SP24) was originally requested ... More >>

Law Commission Seeks Feedback On High-risk Offender Restrictions

Wednesday, 31 May 2023, 11:32 am | Law Commission

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission is considering whether reform is needed to the laws that keep the community safe from people at high risk of serious sexual and violent offending. The Commission has today published an Issues Paper for public ... More >>

Law Commission Seeks Submissions On The Operation Of The Evidence Act

Monday, 8 May 2023, 11:34 am | Law Commission

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission has today published an Issues Paper inviting public submissions on how the Evidence Act 2006 is operating in practice. The Commission is undertaking its third and final statutory review of the operation of the Act. ... More >>

Law Commission Starts Consultation In Review Of Adult Decision-making Capacity Law

Monday, 28 November 2022, 2:31 pm | Law Commission

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission has today published a Preliminary issues Paper, as part of its review into how the law should respond when an adult’s decision-making is affected. Kaikōmihana | Commissioner, Geof Shirtcliffe, explains: “There are ... More >>

Confirmation Of 2022-2023 Work Programme

Saturday, 19 November 2022, 1:18 pm | Law Commission

On Friday 18 November, the Minister responsible for Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission, Hon Kiritapu Allan, referred to the Commission the following issues: Legal responses to hate-motivated offending; Legal responses to speech that expresses ... More >>

Law Commission Publishes Study Paper On The Legal Framework For Emergencies

Friday, 11 November 2022, 11:07 am | Law Commission

  This may be the best time to review Aotearoa New Zealand’s legal framework for emergencies, concludes a Study Paper written for Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission by Auckland University public law professor Janet McLean KC and published ... More >>

Law Commission publishes report on class actions and litigation funding

Monday, 27 June 2022, 1:15 pm | Law Commission

A new Class Actions Act should be developed to improve access to justice and efficiency in litigation, concludes Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission in its report, Ko ngā Hunga Take Whaipānga me ngā Pūtea Tautiringa | Class Actions and Litigation ... More >>

Law Commission Recommends New Surrogacy Law

Friday, 27 May 2022, 12:47 pm | Law Commission

Surrogacy law is out of date and requires reform, concludes Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission in its report, Te Kōpū Whāngai: He Arotake | Review of Surrogacy , presented to Parliament today. The report acknowledges a pressing need to change ... More >>

Law Commission Recommends New Law About Who Inherits Property When Someone Dies

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 2:07 pm | Law Commission

Succession law, the law about who inherits a person’s property when they die, needs reform, concludes Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission in its report He arotake I te āheinga ki ngā rawa a te tangata ka mate ana | Review of succession ... More >>

Law Commission To Review The Law Relating To Adult Decision-making Capacity

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 12:13 pm | Law Commission

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission has launched a review of the law relating to adult decision-making capacity and published the Terms of Reference that will guide this review: He Arotake i te Ture mō ngā Huarahi Whakatau a ngā Pakeke | ... More >>

Justice Christian Whata Appointed Kaikōmihana

Friday, 3 September 2021, 11:25 am | Law Commission

The Chief Justice and Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission welcome the recent appointment by the Minister of Justice of Justice Christian Whata as a Law Commissioner. Earlier today it was announced that Justice Whata will begin his one-year term as ... More >>

Law Commission Proposes Changes To Surrogacy Laws

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 9:14 am | Law Commission

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission is proposing a new legal framework to provide legal recognition for the parents of surrogate-born children. The Commission has today published an Issues Paper and is seeking feedback on options to change how ... More >>

LAW COMMISSION PROPOSES CHANGES TO SUCCESSION LAW

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 12:15 pm | Law Commission

  Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission is proposing changes to succession law, which addresses who inherits a person’s property when they die. In an issues paper and a consultation website released today, the Commission has identified some ... More >>

Law Commission Seeking Views On Class Actions And Litigation Funding

Friday, 4 December 2020, 4:01 pm | Law Commission

Should Aotearoa New Zealand have class actions and commercial litigation funding? If so, how should they be regulated? Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission has today released an Issues Paper discussing these issues and is now seeking public ... More >>

Law Commission Recommends New DNA Laws For Criminal Investigations

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 1:04 pm | Law Commission

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission today released a report that recommends a new, comprehensive regime to control how DNA is obtained, used and retained for criminal investigations. The report has revealed significant gaps in the operation ... More >>

Law Commission announces terms of reference for Review

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 4:29 pm | Law Commission

The Law Commission is pleased to announce the terms of reference for two of its projects. More >>

The Law Commission is reviewing the law of succession

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 4:27 pm | Law Commission

The Law Commission is reviewing the law of succession. In this review, the Law Commission will consider who should be entitled to inherit a person’s property when they die. More >>

Law Commission recommends new law for dividing property

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 2:29 pm | Law Commission

The current law for dividing property on separation is out of date and in need of reform, the Law Commission concludes in its report, Review of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 – Te Arotake i te Property (Relationships) Act 1976 , tabled in Parliament ... More >>

Law Commission publishes Final Report on Evidence Act 2006

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 2:16 pm | Law Commission

The Law Commission today publishes its report The Second Review of the Evidence Act 2006 – Te Arotake Tuarua i te Evidence Act 2006 . The report considers a range of issues with the Evidence Act, the legislation governing evidence in criminal and ... More >>

Law Commission seeks input on DNA review

Monday, 28 January 2019, 1:47 pm | Law Commission

What do you think about Police analyzing DNA left at a crime scene to predict the ethnicity or appearance of an offender? More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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