Suppression of evidence and submissions

205 Court may suppress evidence and submissions


A court may make an order forbidding publication of any report or account of the whole or any part of the evidence adduced or the submissions made in any proceeding in respect of an offence.


The court may make an order under subsection (1) only if the court is satisfied that publication would be likely to—


cause undue hardship to any victim of the offence; or


create a real risk of prejudice to a fair trial; or


endanger the safety of any person; or


lead to the identification of a person whose name is suppressed by order or by law; or


prejudice the maintenance of the law, including the prevention, investigation, and detection of offences; or


prejudice the security or defence of New Zealand.

Compare: 1985 No 120 s 138(2)(a)