Human Rights Amendment Act 2001

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Human Rights Amendment Act 2001

Public Act2001 No 96
Date of assent14 December 2001


This Act is administered in the Ministry of Justice.


Amendment to preliminary provisions

Amendments to Part 1

Functions and powers of Commission

Activities in performance of Commission's functions

Membership of Commission

Criteria for appointment

Functions of commissioners

General manager and staff of Commission

Commissioners to act independently

Office of Human Rights Proceedings

Director of Human Rights Proceedings

Appointment of Judge as Human Rights Commissioner

Provisions relating to office holders

Administrative provisions relating to Human Rights Commission and Office of Human Rights Proceedings

Amendments to Part 2

New Part 3 substituted



Monetary limits on remedies Tribunal may grant

Granting of remedies by High Court on reference from Tribunal

Abandonment or agreement to bring claim within Tribunal's jurisdiction

Amendments to Part 4

Amendments to Part V

Amendments to Part VII

Amendment to Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Act 1966

Amendment to Births, Deaths, and Marriages Registration Act 1995

Amendment to Crimes Act 1961

Amendments to Electoral Act 1993

Amendments to Holidays Act 1981

Amendments to Human Tissue Act 1964

Amendment to Immigration Act 1987

Amendment to Judicature Act 1908

Amendment to Land Transfer Act 1952

Amendment to Life Insurance Act 1908

Amendments to Marriage Act 1955

Amendments to Police Act 1958

Amendment to Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988

Amendment to Referenda (Postal Voting) Act 2000

Amendments to Sale of Liquor Act 1989

Amendment to Summary Proceedings Act 1957

Amendments relating to disability as a ground for removal from office

Consequential amendments

Legislative history

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: