Crimes Act 1961

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47 Protection of members of New Zealand forces


Every one bound as a member of the New Zealand forces to obey the lawful command of his or her superior officer is justified in obeying any command given him or her by any such officer for the suppression of a riot, unless the command is manifestly unlawful.


It is a question of law whether any particular command is manifestly unlawful or not.

Compare: 1908 No 32 s 71