The goal of the Office of Civil and Criminal Justice Reform is to transform the operation of justice systems and the delivery of justice across the Commonwealth, by creating useful, impactful, agile, and user-centred legal knowledge products, networks, and platforms, so that we ensure equal access to justice for all.

On this page, we provide model legislation, manuals, templates, and other legal resources in key civil and criminal justice reform areas. We also showcase work by other sections within the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Governance and Peace Directorate.

Key publications


Model Laws and legal resources

Access all Commonwealth Model Laws and Toolkits, Best Practice Guidelines and other Legal Resources.

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Key reform areas