The Law Commission has launched a website of four short stories that look at how Police could use DNA science to investigate crime.
The Māori Affairs Select Committee has recommended that the Government consider implementing the Law Commission’s recommendations on death, burial and cremation.
The Select Committee inquired into whānau access to and management of tūpāpaku (bodies of the deceased). Its report considered whether any legislation or regulations need to change.
Courts get great assistance from Law Commission reports says the Hon Sir John McGrath, recently retired Judge of the Supreme Court.
In a presentation to Commission staff, Sir John said judges never have any doubt that Law Commission reports are well researched and politically neutral.
“The discussions in Law Commission reports are influenced by trying to get the best policy.”
When as many as 1.75 million people who live in the Pacific region lose their homes to climate change, New Zealand will face a unique law reform challenge.
As part of the Law Commission’s internal seminar series, Legal and Policy Adviser, John-Luke Day, recently presented on the law reform issues arising from climate change. Among those issues is the question of how New Zealand responds when people in neighbouring countries lose land on to rising seas levels and more extreme weather.