New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act 1987

Reprint as at 1 July 2013

New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act 1987

Public Act1987 No 86
Date of assent8 June 1987
Commencement8 June 1987

Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


Contents

Title

1 Short Title

2 Interpretation

3 Act to bind the Crown

4 New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone

Prohibitions in relation to nuclear explosive devices and biological weapons

5 Prohibition on acquisition of nuclear explosive devices

6 Prohibition on stationing of nuclear explosive devices

7 Prohibition on testing of nuclear explosive devices

8 Prohibition of biological weapons

9 Entry into internal waters of New Zealand

10 Landing in New Zealand

11 Visits by nuclear powered ships

Savings

12 Passage through territorial sea and straits

13 Immunities

Offences

14 Offences and penalties

15 Consent of Attorney-General to proceedings in relation to offences

Public Advisory Committee on Disarmament and Arms Control

16 Establishment of Public Advisory Committee on Disarmament and Arms Control

17 Functions and powers of Committee

18 Membership of Committee

19 Procedure of Committee

20 Remuneration and travelling expenses

21 Money to be appropriated by Parliament for purposes of this Act

Amendments to Marine Pollution Act 1974

[Repealed]

22 Interpretation [Repealed]

23 Application of Part 2 of Marine Pollution Act 1974 [Repealed]

24 New sections inserted [Repealed]

25 Permits [Repealed]

Amendments to other Acts

26 Amendment to Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1968

27 Amendment to Official Information Act 1982

28 Amendment to Foreign Affairs Act 1983 [Repealed]

Schedule 1
Text of South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty of 6 August 1985

Schedule 2
Text of Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water of 5 August 1963

Schedule 3
Text of Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons of 1 July 1968

Schedule 4
Text of Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Sea-Bed and the Ocean Floor and in the Subsoil Thereof of 11 February 1971

Schedule 5
Text of Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction of 10 April 1972

Reprint notes


An Act to establish in New Zealand a Nuclear Free Zone, to promote and encourage an active and effective contribution by New Zealand to the essential process of disarmament and international arms control, and to implement in New Zealand the following treaties:

  • (a) the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty of 6 August 1985 (the text of which is set out in Schedule 1):

  • (b) the Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water of 5 August 1963 (the text of which is set out in Schedule 2):

  • (c) the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons of 1 July 1968 (the text of which is set out in Schedule 3):

  • (d) the Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Sea-bed and the Ocean floor and in the Subsoil Thereof of 11 February 1971 (the text of which is set out in Schedule 4):

  • (e) the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction of 10 April 1972 (the text of which is set out in Schedule 5)