This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order brings into force, on 5 December 2002, all provisions not yet in force of the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002. The purpose of the Act is to make further provision in New Zealand law for the suppression of terrorism, and to make provision to implement in New Zealand law New Zealand's obligations under—
•the International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations at New York on 15 December 1997 (the Bombings Convention); and
•the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations at New York on 9 December 1999 (the Financing Convention); and
•Resolution 1373 (2001) of the Security Council of the United Nations, adopted under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter on 28 September 2001.
Most of the Act came into force on 18 October 2002 (the day after the date on which the Act received the Royal assent). However, the rest could be brought into force only when the Bombings Convention and the Financing Convention enter into force for New Zealand under international law. That is due to occur on 5 December 2002. This order therefore brings the rest of the Act into force on that date.