New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990

Version as at 1 July 2013

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)

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

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