Te Hunga Rōia Māori’s Law Reform Kōmiti, with assistance from specialist rōpū, prepare submissions on behalf of Te Hunga Rōia Māori and for Te Ao Māori.
Te Hunga Rōia Māori’s submissions and comments can be accessed via the links below.
How is the Law Reform Kōmiti structured?
This structure offers a way for specialist groups to be created and chaired by a lead convenor. The convenors of each group join, with the co-presidents and 2 exec members, to form the Law Reform Kōmiti. This Kōmiti meets quarterly (or when needed to make decisions on submissions).
A practice group that is made up of specialists in that field and anyone who has a keen interest in that area of work. The confirmed specialist rōpū and convenors for 2019 are:
|Criminal Law / Youth Law||Chris Merrick and Kingi Snelgar|
|Family Law||Mānia Hope|
|Intellectual Property||Toni Love and Lynell Tuffery Huria|
|Whenua Māori/ Treaty/ Natural Resources||Tavake Afeaki|
These core groups will be the research team and drafters of the submissions. The research and submissions produced from the specialist rōpū will be taken to the Law Reform Kōmiti (via the specialist rōpū convenor) for approval and submissions.
To join a specialist rōpū or to be placed on our peer reviewer list, please contact us at Secretary@maorilawsociety.org.nz
Law Reform Komiti
All convenors of the specialist rōpū and 4 Te Hunga Rōia Māori executive members (including the two Tumuaki) make up the Law Reform Kōmiti. This kōmiti will identify key issues that need to be addressed by specialist rōpū and provide a forum to discuss the submission and to approve the final document to be submitted. It is expected that either the convenor or the Tumuaki of THRMOA will be prepared to talk to the submission if needed.
Although not directly involved in the submissions process, the executive could provide additional support to the Law Reform Kōmiti by identifying additional key issues to be addressed, providing a peer review of the submissions or any other assistance that the Law Reform Kōmiti may need.
- Modernising the Charities Act 2005, May 2019
- The Use of DNA in Criminal Investigations, April 2019
- Review of the Copyright Act 1994, April 2019
- Disclosure of Origin, patents regime, December 2018
- Plant Variety Rights Act review, December 2018
- Te Hunga Roia Māori o Aotearoa submission to the Future of Tax, April 2018
- Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Bill, March 2017
- Te Ture Whenua Maori Act Review Panel Discussion Document, June 2013
- Extension of the Mixed Ownership Model, February 2012
- Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Bill, November 2010
- State Sector Management Bill, October 2010
- Patents Bill, July 2009
- Local Government (Auckland Council) Bill, June 2009
- Foreshore and Seabed Act Review, May 2009
- Resource Management (Simplifying and Streamlining) Amendment Bill, April 2009
- Review of Maori Community Development Act 1962, February 2009
- Bioprospecting Discussion Document, October 2007
- Treaty of Waitangi (Removal of Conflict of Interest) Amendment Bill, August 2007
- Local Government Rate Inquiry, April 2007
- Principles Of Treaty of Waitangi Deletion Bill, October 2006
- Māori Purposes Bill, August 2006