Crimes of Torture Act 1989

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Reprint as at 21 February 2018

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Crimes of Torture Act 1989

Public Act
1989 No 106
Date of assent
13 November 1989
13 November 1989

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.


Title [Repealed]
1Short Title
2APurpose of this Part
3Acts of torture
4Jurisdiction in respect of acts of torture
5Attorney-General to consider question of compensation
6Extradition Act 1965 amended [Repealed]
7Fugitive Offenders Act 1881 amended [Repealed]
8Crimes deemed to be included in extradition treaties
9Surrender of offenders [Repealed]
10Restrictions on surrender of offenders [Repealed]
11Restrictions on surrender
12Attorney-General’s consent required to prosecutions
14Application of certain provisions of Crimes Act 1961
15Purpose of this Part
17Purpose of sections 18 to 20
18Subcommittee’s access to information
19Subcommittee’s access to places of detention and persons detained
20Subcommittee may conduct interviews
21Experts may accompany Subcommittee
22Objection to visit by Subcommittee
23Appointment of New Zealand officials
24Identification certificates
25Ministerial directions
26Designation of National Preventive Mechanisms
27Functions of National Preventive Mechanism
28National Preventive Mechanism’s access to information
29National Preventive Mechanism’s access to places of detention and persons detained
30National Preventive Mechanism may conduct interviews
31Designation of Central National Preventive Mechanism
32Functions of Central National Preventive Mechanism
33Confidentiality of information
34Powers of National Preventive Mechanism
35Protections, privileges, and immunities
36Publication of National Preventive Mechanism report
37This Part not limited by other Acts
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Title [Repealed]