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Law Reform & Policy Development
New Zealand Law Commission
Full text issues papers, reports and other publications are available from 1985 to current on the Law commission website (open access).
New Zealand Ministry of Justice Policy Development
Policy teams at the Ministry of Justice provide support and advice on new legislation and legislative reform. This advisory body creates, researches and evaluates policy relating to civil, commercial, criminal, and constitutional law, human rights, international justice, foreshore and seabed policy, and treaty negotiations, improvements to the justice system, and provides advice to the Minister of Justice, the Associate Minister of Justice, Minister for Courts, the Attorney General and the Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations.
The Policy Development team publishes regular Regulatory Impact Statements.