Human Rights (Women in Armed Forces) Amendment Act 2007

Human Rights (Women in Armed Forces) Amendment Act 2007

Public Act2007 No 16
Date of assent4 May 2007

Note

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.


The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Human Rights (Women in Armed Forces) Amendment Act 2007.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

Part 1
Amendment to principal Act

3 Principal Act amended
4 Purpose
  • The purpose of this Part is to amend the Human Rights Act 1993 to remove an exemption allowing discrimination against women that prevents them from serving in combat positions as New Zealand no longer prevents women from serving in an active combat role.

5 Section 33 repealed
  • Section 33 is repealed.

Part 2
Consequential amendments to Employment Relations Act 2000

6 Principal Act amended

Legislative history

24 August 2006Introduction (Bill 76-1)
6 September 2006First reading and referral to Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee
15 December 2006Reported from Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee (Bill 76-2)
29 March 2007Second reading
3, 4 April, 1 May 2007Committee of the whole House (Bill 76-3)
3 May 2007Third reading