New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990

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Version as at 30 August 2022

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990

Public Act
1990 No 109
Date of assent
28 August 1990
see section 1(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 Justice.

An Act—


to affirm, protect, and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms in New Zealand; and


to affirm New Zealand’s commitment to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights