Criminal Procedure Act Commencement Order 2011


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Criminal Procedure Act Commencement Order 2011

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 14th day of November 2011  

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 2(1) of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011, 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 Procedure Act Commencement Order 2011.

2  Commencement of certain provisions of Criminal Procedure Act 2011

Rebecca Kitteridge,
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 certain provisions of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 into force on 5 March 2012. That Act sets out the procedure for the conduct of criminal proceedings.

The provisions being brought into force—

  • by clause 2(a) relate to preliminary matters:

  • by clause 2(b) relate to sentence indications:

  • by clause 2(c) relate to public access and restrictions on reporting:

  • by clause 2(d) contain powers to make rules and regulations.

The provision being brought into force by clause 2(e) is a transitional provision relating to appeals.

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

Date of notification in Gazette: 17 November 2011.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Justice.