Reprint as at 1 July 2013

Crimes of Torture Act 1989

Public Act1989 No 106
Date of assent13 November 1989
Commencement13 November 1989

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 Justice.


Contents

Title [Repealed]

1 Short Title

2 Interpretation

Part 1
Prosecution of crimes of torture

2A Purpose of this Part

3 Acts of torture

4 Jurisdiction in respect of acts of torture

5 Attorney-General to consider question of compensation

6 Extradition Act 1965 amended [Repealed]

7 Fugitive Offenders Act 1881 amended [Repealed]

8 Crimes deemed to be included in extradition treaties

9 Surrender of offenders [Repealed]

10 Restrictions on surrender of offenders [Repealed]

11 Restrictions on surrender

12 Attorney-General's consent required to prosecutions

13 Evidence

14 Application of certain provisions of Crimes Act 1961

Part 2
Prevention of crimes of torture

Preliminary provisions

15 Purpose of this Part

16 Interpretation

Visits by Subcommittee

17 Purpose of sections 18 to 20

18 Subcommittee's access to information

19 Subcommittee's access to places of detention and persons detained

20 Subcommittee may conduct interviews

21 Experts may accompany Subcommittee

22 Objection to visit by Subcommittee

23 Appointment of New Zealand officials

24 Identification certificates

25 Ministerial directions

National Preventive Mechanisms

26 Designation of National Preventive Mechanisms

27 Functions of National Preventive Mechanism

28 National Preventive Mechanism's access to information

29 National Preventive Mechanism's access to places of detention and persons detained

30 National Preventive Mechanism may conduct interviews

Central National Preventive Mechanism

31 Designation of Central National Preventive Mechanism

32 Functions of Central National Preventive Mechanism

Miscellaneous provisions

33 Confidentiality of information

34 Powers of National Preventive Mechanism

35 Protections, privileges, and immunities

36 Publication of National Preventive Mechanism report

37 This Part not limited by other Acts

Schedule 1
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Schedule 2
Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Reprint notes


Title [Repealed]

  • Title: repealed, on 5 December 2006, by section 4 of the Crimes of Torture Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 68).