9 Offences not to be punishable except under New Zealand Acts

(1)

No one shall be convicted of any offence at common law, or of any offence against any Act of the Parliament of England or the Parliament of Great Britain or the Parliament of the United Kingdom:

provided that—

(a)

nothing in this section shall limit or affect the power or authority of the House of Representatives to punish for contempt:

(b)

nothing in this section shall limit or affect the jurisdiction or powers of the Court Martial, or of any officer in any of the New Zealand forces.

(2)

The jurisdiction, authority, or power of a court to punish for contempt is subject to the Contempt of Court Act 2019.

Compare: 1908 No 32 s 5; Criminal Code (1954) s 8 (Canada)

Section 9(1) proviso paragraph (a): amended, on 26 August 2020, by section 29 of the Contempt of Court Act 2019 (2019 No 44).

Section 9(1) proviso paragraph (b): amended, on 1 July 2009, by section 87 of the Court Martial Act 2007 (2007 No 101).

Section 9(2): inserted, on 26 August 2020, by section 29 of the Contempt of Court Act 2019 (2019 No 44).