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New Zealand Law Commission

Owning Institution:
Report

Review of succession law: rights to a person’s property on death

This report argues that succession law, the law about who inherits a person’s property when they die, needs reform.
Discussion paper

Review of surrogacy

The document identifies problems with the current surrogacy law and presents proposals for reform.
Discussion paper

Review of Succession Law: rights to a person’s property on death

This document identifies issues with the current New Zealand succession law and presents detailed proposals for reform.
Report

The use of DNA in criminal investigations

This review surveyed the expansion of the collection and use of DNA in criminal investigations in New Zealand. It was concluded that new DNA legislation is needed. The Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Act 1995 (CIBS Act) is no longer fit for purpose, constitutionally sound or...
Briefing paper

Alternative approaches to abortion law: ministerial briefing paper

The Law Commission has provided this ministerial briefing paper to the Minister of Justice, the Hon Andrew Little, advising on alternative approaches that could be taken to abortion law if the government decides to treat abortion as a health issue.