Research & Resources
Knowledge is power. It is also the only resource that increases with use. We want to see the work we fund used by as many people as possible. Here we share the research and results from our grantees’ work.
This article provides an overview and critique of the use of the term ‘dignity’ within New Zealand law, as well as the associations drawn between mana and dignity, and the potential for a new third-law concept of dignity.
An interdisciplinary research team examined how separated couples in New Zealand are making decisions about their post-separation relationship property division.
This White Paper looks at the need for modern slavery legislation in Aotearoa New Zealand, examining the current situation in New Zealand along with international frameworks and outlining recommendations for reform.
White paper: The Breaking Wave A conversation about reforming the oceans management system in Aotearoa New Zealand
The working paper summarises the first phase of the research, presenting various options for change and posing questions for discussion.
This report summarises findings from a national survey of public attitudes and values about entitlements to a deceased person’s property to assist the Law Commission’s review of the law of succession.
This report reviews international experience in the development of online legal information and self-help by government, community organisations and social enterprises.
This guide summarises research and provides advice for people who communicate about justice.
Report: Inspiring National Indigenous Legal Education for Aotearoa NZ’s Bachelor of Laws Degree Phase One
The final report from the first stage of a national, multi-year project led by 16 Māori legal researchers. It explores systemic change in the legal studies curriculum in Aotearoa NZ universities as a step towards integrating Māori law into our legal system.
This open access book summarises 4 years of research investigating how and why rape trials re-traumatise complainants.
The evaluation explored the key elements of the Special Circumstances Court, its impact and potential opportunities to strengthen the court.
This report shares finding from a study into the unique issues for courts, judges, lawyers, prosecutors and interpreters to ensure equal access to justice for culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse parties in the courts, and Chinese litigants and defendants in particular.
This short guide summarises findings of the first phase of research looking at how experts and the public talk and think about crime and justice.
This report shares findings from research on interest rate caps, including their use and impact in other jurisdictions and how might they contribute to a fairer consumer credit regime in New Zealand.
This report summarises findings from a survey of 76 financial capability and budgeting services about high cost short term loans, debt collection and other consumer credit issues.
An interdisciplinary research team, led by Otago University, set out to find what views New Zealanders held on the division of relationship property on separation.