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Legislation note : the Child Protection (Child Sex Offender Government Registration) Act 2016 Kris Gledhill

By: Gledhill, Kris.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Te Wharenga - New Zealand Criminal Law Review.Publisher: Te Wharenga - New Zealand Criminal Law Review, 2017Subject(s): Child Protection (Child Sex Offender Government Agency Registration) Act 2016 | CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE | CHILD PROTECTION | CRIMINAL JUSTICE | Crimes Act 1961 | LEGISLATION | New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 | HUMAN RIGHTS | SEX CRIMES | SEX OFFENDERS | NEW ZEALANDOnline resources: Click here to access online In: New Zealand Criminal Law Review, 2017: 267-290Summary: he Child Protection (Child Sex Offender Government Agency Registration) Act 2016 (the Act) commenced on 14 October 2016; it had to be modified under urgency by the Child Protection (Child Sex Offender Government Agency Registration) Amendment Act 2017 to ensure its retrospective application. This retrospectivity was one of the reasons why the proposed legislation was found by the Attorney-General to be in breach of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 in his report to Parliament under s 7 of that Act. This article describes the background to and content of the Act as passed, and analyses issues to which it gives rise, including the potential human rights issues. (Author's abstract). Record #5685
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Te Wharenga - New Zealand Criminal Law Review, 2017: 267-290

he Child Protection (Child Sex Offender Government Agency Registration) Act 2016 (the Act) commenced on 14 October 2016; it had to be modified under urgency by the Child Protection (Child Sex Offender Government Agency Registration) Amendment Act 2017 to ensure its retrospective application. This retrospectivity was one of the reasons why the proposed legislation was found by the Attorney-General to be in breach of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 in his report to Parliament under s 7 of that Act. This article describes the background to and content of the Act as passed, and analyses issues to which it gives rise, including the potential human rights issues. (Author's abstract). Record #5685