International Crimes and International Criminal Court Amendment Act 2020 Commencement Order 2021

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International Crimes and International Criminal Court Amendment Act 2020 Commencement Order 2021

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 13th day of September 2021

Present:
The Right Hon Jacinda Ardern presiding in Council

This order is made under section 2 of the International Crimes and International Criminal Court Amendment Act 2020 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

Order

1 Title

This order is the International Crimes and International Criminal Court Amendment Act 2020 Commencement Order 2021.

2 Commencement of remaining provisions of International Crimes and International Criminal Court Amendment Act 2020

The remaining provisions of the International Crimes and International Criminal Court Amendment Act 2020 that are not yet in force come into force on 14 October 2021.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order brings into force, on 14 October 2021, the remaining provisions of the International Crimes and International Criminal Court Amendment Act 2020 (the 2020 Act) that are not already in force.

The 2020 Act’s amendments give effect to changes to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court that have been ratified by New Zealand. The changes enter into force for New Zealand at international law on 14 October 2021.

The 2020 Act expands the list of war crimes subject to the International Criminal Court’s jurisdiction and allows the court to hold individuals criminally responsible for them.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 16 September 2021.

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