3 Acts of torture
  • (1) Every person is liable upon conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years who, being a person to whom this section applies or acting at the instigation or with the consent or acquiescence of such a person, whether in or outside New Zealand,—

    • (a) commits an act of torture; or

    • (b) does or omits an act for the purpose of aiding any person to commit an act of torture; or

    • (c) abets any person in the commission of an act of torture; or

    • (d) incites, counsels, or procures any person to commit an act of torture.

    (2) Every person is liable upon conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years who, being a person to whom this section applies or acting at the instigation or with the consent or acquiescence of such a person, whether in or outside New Zealand,—

    • (a) attempts to commit an act of torture; or

    • (b) conspires with any other person to commit an act of torture; or

    • (c) is an accessory after the fact to an act of torture.

    (3) This section applies to any person who is a public official or who is acting in an official capacity.

    Section 3(1): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

    Section 3(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).