Crimes (Internationally Protected Persons and Hostages) Amendment Act 1998 Commencement Order 1999

1999/9

Crimes (Internationally Protected Persons and Hostages) Amendment Act 1998 Commencement Order 1999


Note

This order is administered in the Ministry of Justice


PURSUANT to section 1(2) of the Crimes (Internationally Protected Persons and Hostages) Amendment Act 1998, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.

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  • This order may be cited as the Crimes (Internationally Protected Persons and Hostages) Amendment Act 1998 Commencement Order 1999.

DIANE WILDERSPIN,

Acting for Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory Note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order brings into force, on 1 March 1999, the Crimes (Internationally Protected Persons and Hostages) Amendment Act 1998.

The Act amends the Crimes (Internationally Protected Persons and Hostages) Act 1980, which it renames as the Crimes (Internationally Protected Persons, United Nations and Associated Personnel, and Hostages) Act 1980. The amendments are to implement the Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel 1994.

An instrument of ratification of the Convention was deposited on behalf of New Zealand on 16 December 1998. The Convention entered into force for New Zealand on 15 January 1999.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 28 January 1999.