Crimes (Internationally Protected Persons and Hostages) Amendment Act 1998

Crimes (Internationally Protected Persons and Hostages) Amendment Act 1998

Public Act1998 No 36
Date of assent3 June 1998

BE IT ENACTED by the Parliament of New Zealand as follows:

1 Short Title and commencement
  • (1) This Act may be cited as the Crimes (Internationally Protected Persons and Hostages) Amendment Act 1998, and is part of the Crimes (Internationally Protected Persons and Hostages) Act 1980 (the principal Act).

    (2) This Act comes into force on a date to be appointed by the Governor-General by Order in Council.

2 Altering Title and Short Title of principal Act
  • (1) The principal Act may from now on be cited as the Crimes (Internationally Protected Persons, United Nations and Associated Personnel, and Hostages) Act 1980.

    (2) The principal Act is amended by repealing the Title, and substituting the following Title:

    An Act to give effect to—

    • (a) The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Internationally Protected Persons, including Diplomatic Agents, 1973; and

    • (b) The Convention Against the Taking of Hostages 1979; and

    • (c) The Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel 1994;—

    and for matters incidental to the implementation of those Conventions.

    (3) The Short Title of the principal Act, wherever it appears, is amended by omitting the words Internationally Protected Persons and Hostages, and substituting the words Internationally Protected Persons, United Nations and Associated Personnel, and Hostages.

3 Interpretation
  • This section substituted s 2(1) of the principal Act.

4 New cross-heading and section substituted
  • This section substituted section 3 and the preceding cross-heading of the principal Act.

5 Crimes against premises or vehicles
  • This section substituted s 4(1) of the principal Act.

6 Threats against persons
  • This section substituted s 5(1) of the principal Act.

7 Threats against premises or vehicles
  • This section substituted s 6(1) of the principal Act.

8 Sections 3 to 6 not to apply to certain United Nations operations
  • This section inserted s 6A of the principal Act.

9 Prosecution need not prove certain matters
  • This section substituted s 7(a) of the principal Act.

10 Crimes deemed to be included in extradition treaties
  • [Repealed]

    Sections 10 and 11 were repealed, as from 1 September 1999, by section 111 Extradition Act 1999 (1999 No 55).

11 Surrender of offenders
  • [Repealed]

    Sections 10 and 11 were repealed, as from 1 September 1999, by section 111 Extradition Act 1999 (1999 No 55).

12 Evidence
  • This section substituted s 15(a) and (b) of the principal Act.

13 Schedules amended
  • (1) This subsection amended Schedule 1 of the principal Act.

    (2) This subsection amended Schedule 2 of the principal Act.