This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order brings into force sections 4 to 7 of the Victims' Rights Amendment Act 2011 on 5 March 2012.
The provisions being brought into force amend the Victims' Rights Act 2002 to provide that victim impact statements may be used by the court when giving sentence indications and also make a transitional provision in relation to the use of victim impact statements prepared before these provisions came into force.
Date of notification in Gazette: 17 November 2011.
This order is administered by the Ministry of Justice.