Victims' Rights Amendment Act 2008


Victims' Rights Amendment Act 2008

Public Act2008 No 42
Date of assent25 June 2008
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Victims' Rights Amendment Act 2008.

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

3 Principal Act amended
4 New section 16A inserted
  • The following section is inserted after section 16:

    16A Criminal proceedings to which section 16 does not apply
    • Nothing in section 16 applies to a criminal proceeding if it is necessary to disclose the information in the charge in order to ensure that the defendant is fully and fairly informed of the nature of the charge.

Legislative history

17 June 2008Divided from Criminal Procedure Bill (Bill 158–2) by committee of the whole House as Bill 158–3F
19 June 2008Third reading
25 June 2008Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.