3 Principal Act amended
4 Sections 169 and 170 repealed
5 Partial defence of provocation abolished
The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:
This Act is the Crimes (Provocation Repeal) Amendment Act 2009.
This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.
This Act amends the Crimes Act 1961.
Sections 169 and 170 are repealed.
The partial defence of provocation in cases of culpable homicide, in so far as it has any effect as a rule or principle of common law in New Zealand, is abolished.
This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.