Human Rights Amendment Act 2001

Amendments to Part 2

7 New headings and sections 21A and 21B inserted
  • The principal Act is amended by inserting, after the heading to Part 2, the following headings and sections:

    Application of Part to persons and bodies referred to in section 3 of New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990

    21A Application of this Part limited if section 3 of New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 applies
    • (1) The only provisions of this Part that apply to an act or omission of a person or body described in subsection (2) are—

      • (a) sections 21 to 35 (which relate to discrimination in employment matters), 61 to 64 (which relate to racial disharmony, and social and racial harassment) and 66 (which relates to victimisation); and

      • (b) sections 65 and 67 to 74, but only to the extent that those sections relate to conduct that is unlawful under any of the provisions referred to in paragraph (a).

      (2) The persons and bodies referred to in subsection (1) are the ones referred to in section 3 of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, namely—

      • (a) the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the Government of New Zealand; and

      • (b) every person or body in the performance of any public function, power, or duty conferred or imposed on that person or body by or pursuant to law.

    Acts or omissions authorised or required by law

    21B Relationship between this Part and other law
    • (1) To avoid doubt, an act or omission of any person or body is not unlawful under this Part if that act or omission is authorised or required by an enactment or otherwise by law.

      (2) Nothing in this Part affects the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990.

    Prohibited grounds of discrimination.