Anti-Personnel Mines Prohibition Act 1998

Reprint as at 1 October 2018

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Anti-Personnel Mines Prohibition Act 1998

Public Act
1998 No 111
Date of assent
8 December 1998
see section 1(2)

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

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


1Short Title and commencement
3Meaning of anti-personnel mine
4Meaning of officer
6Crown bound
7Prohibitions and offences
8Exceptions to prohibitions
9Seizure, forfeiture, and deactivation or destruction of anti-personnel mines
10Application of Customs and Excise Act 2018
11Minister may authorise anti-personnel mines for certain purposes
12Purpose of this Part
13Supply of information
14Secretary may seek information
15Failure to supply information an offence
16False or misleading statements and documents
17Purpose of this Part
18Fact-finding missions
19Officers who may accompany member of fact-finding mission
20Ministerial directions
21Identification certificates
22Search warrants
23Obligations of officers accompanying member of fact-finding mission
24Obstruction of member of fact-finding mission
27Application to Tokelau
29Act to bind the Crown
30Further amendments to Arms Act 1983
Reprint notes

An Act to implement in the law of New Zealand the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction