Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission is an independent state agency that provides law reform advice to the Government.
Our independence makes us different from many state sector agencies. The Government does not direct how we carry out our work or the recommendations we make.
We approach each law reform task with an open mind, undertake research and engagement, and consider the broader policy context. We then make recommendations to Government to improve the law. These recommendations are published in a report to the Minister of Justice.
The Minister must present our report to Parliament. The Government decides whether and how it will change the law.
Read more about the Law Commission