Maori and the Criminal Justice System
This report is an important work on Maori and criminal justice. It is used in a number of courses and contains 2 parts and a summary.
Text on Criminal Law in New Zealand.

Case Law

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Also available in hardcopy (comprised of multiple loose-leaf volumes) and as a paperback student edition.
Includes High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court Rules.


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The Laws of New Zealand is an encyclopaedic work, updated quarterly, which reflects the need to have a New Zealand equivalent to Halsbury's Laws of England. Provides a reliable statement of the whole of the law of New Zealand – statutory, regulatory and judicial. It is a comprehensive source of primary comment required by both practitioners and academics.


Also available in hardcopy before 2002.
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Statutory Regulations


Publically accessible Criminal Law Database on CommonLII.
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The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community. The ICC is an independent international organisation, and is not part of the United Nations system.
Ministry of Justice publications covering the Bill of Rights, courts, human rights, judicial appointments, judicial conduct, juries, justices of the peace, Law Commission reports, referenda, the royal prerogative of mercy and the justice sector.
The official New Zealand Police Statistics are released on the first working day, three months after the close of the reporting period.
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