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Statutes of New Zealand

Statutes of New Zealand

Legislation passed each year by the New Zealand Parliament is contained in the Statutes of New Zealand, copies of which can be found in libraries including the library of the Supreme Court (pictured). One of the main sources of law is legislation (acts of Parliament). The other is common law, which developed from customary practice and judges’ decisions.

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Philip A. Joseph and Thomas Joseph, 'Judicial system - What is the judicial system?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 July 2024)

Story by Philip A. Joseph and Thomas Joseph, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 11 Oct 2016