Criminal Disclosure Act Commencement Order 2009



Criminal Disclosure Act Commencement Order 2009

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 11th day of May 2009

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 2 of the Criminal Disclosure Act 2008, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.


1 Title
  • This order is the Criminal Disclosure Act Commencement Order 2009.

2 Commencement of Criminal Disclosure Act 2008

Michael Webster,
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 29 June 2009, the Criminal Disclosure Act 2008 (the Act). The purpose of the Act is to promote fair, effective, and efficient disclosure of relevant information between the prosecution and the defence, and by non-parties, for the purposes of criminal proceedings. The codification of criminal disclosure requirements in the Act is a companion measure to the new committal procedure implemented by the Summary Proceedings Amendment Act (No 2) 2008.

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

Date of notification in Gazette: 14 May 2009.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Justice.