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Ministry of Justice publications available in HTML, PDF or print

You can read most of our brochures, pamphlets and resources online as a PDF or in HTML. (You will need Acrobat Reader to view PDF files. It can be downloaded at no cost from the Adobe website.) Go to the bottom of this page to find out how to get printed copies.

Browse an A - Z list of Ministry publications or use the topic headings below.

Publications archive

In November 2014, the publications section of this website was tidied up. Documents older than 2011 were either moved to the archive folder, or retracted. They are either still available in the archive, or are available on request. If you can't find what you're looking for, email

Legal aid


Publications on victim's rights, services for victims, restorative justice, and research reports and papers relating to victims.


Publications relating to the Family Court, domestic violence, children, family violence courts, Family Court statistics, and research reports and papers relating to the family.


Publications about youth and alcohol, domestic violence, the Youth Court, youth offending, child and youth justice statistics, and research reports and papers relating to youth.


Publications on the criminal court, crime and safety surveys, conviction and sentencing, criminal records, penalties, crime reduction, and research reports and papers relating to crime.

Court users

Publications for court users including information on jury service, speaking Māori or other languages in court, young witnesses, the service charter and more.


Publications about tribunals and tribunal reform.


Publications about civil court fees, private investigators and security guards, alternative dispute resolution and more.

Justice system

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.


Publications about elections, the Electoral Finance review and MMP.


Papers, reports and publications on legisalation about civil union, criminal procedure, domestic violence, organised crime, parole, private investigators and security guards, real estate, sale of liquor, sentencing and the sex industry.


Ministry governance and performance publications including the Annual Report, Statement of Intent, Strategic Plan, Briefing to the Incoming Minister, and the Directory of Official Information.


How to get printed copies

If you need 1 or 2 copies as a one-off

  1. Print the PDF or HTML version on this website.
  2. Or go to your local court, Citizens Advice Bureau and Community Law Centre, or ask them to post them to you.
  3. Or email or call 0800 587 847

If you need to order these publications regularly

Use our online ordering system, WebWarehouse.

If you don’t have a user name and password, please fill in the WebWarehouse login request form (PDF, 533KB) and email it to