Crimes Amendment Act 2013

4 Section 8 amended (Jurisdiction in respect of crimes on ships or aircraft beyond New Zealand)
  • (1) Replace section 8(2) with:

    • (2) If a person does or omits to do any act to which this section applies, and that act or omission would, if it occurred within New Zealand, be an offence, under this Act or any other enactment (whether that enactment was passed before or after the commencement of this Act), punishable by imprisonment for life or by 2 or more years' imprisonment, then, subject to the provisions of this Act and that other enactment, the person is liable on conviction as if the act or omission had occurred in New Zealand.

    • (2A) If any proceedings are taken by virtue of the jurisdiction conferred by this section, it is a defence to prove that the act or omission would not have been an offence under the law of the country of which the person charged was a national or citizen at the time of the act or omission, if it had occurred in that country.

    (2) In section 8(3), replace a crime with an offence punishable by imprisonment for life or by 2 or more years' imprisonment.

    (3) In section 8(7), replace crime with offence.