Mercenary Activities (Prohibition) Act 2004

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Version as at 28 October 2021

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Mercenary Activities (Prohibition) Act 2004

Public Act
2004 No 69
Date of assent
6 July 2004
see section 2

The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


5Mercenary defined
6Act binds the Crown
7Recruiting person to be mercenary
8Using mercenary
9Financing mercenary
10Training prospective mercenary
11Training mercenary
12Mercenary taking part in hostilities or concerted act of violence
13Extraterritorial jurisdiction
14Certificate as to States Parties under Mercenaries Convention
15Application of sections 16 and 17
16Attorney-General to notify relevant States Parties of measures taken to ensure person’s presence
17Attorney-General to indicate to relevant States Parties whether New Zealand to exercise jurisdiction
18Rights of certain persons taken into custody to communicate with representative of State
19Attorney-General’s consent to prosecutions required
20Attorney-General to communicate outcome of prosecution
21Offences deemed to be included in extradition treaties
22Amendment to Extradition Act 1999
23Schedule of Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1992 amended to refer to Mercenaries Convention