August 11, 2021
When law meets lore – Commission delves into ture
Justice Minister Chris Faafoi has asked the Law Commission to review the role of tikanga and te ao Māori concepts in law.
The commission says a legal transformation is underway, with heightened focus on the interface between tikanga Māori and state law.
It says the review is a chance to build in its 2001 study paper, Māori Customs and Values in New Zealand Law, which continues to be cited widely.
The papers written for the commission during the 1990s by external consultants like Sir Taihakurei Durie, Sir Joe Williams, Dame Joan Metge, Whaimutu Dewes and Professor Michael Belgrave are among the information most often requested from the commission.
The commission has now published those papers on its website. https://www.lawcom.govt.nz/our-projects/m%C4%81ori-customary-law?
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