Minister welcomes Law Commission report
Minister of Justice
4 April 2013
welcomes Law Commission report
Minister Judith Collins today tabled in Parliament the Law
Commission’s report The 2013 Review of the Evidence Act
“I would like to thank the Law
Commission for its thorough review of the Evidence Act
2006,” Ms Collins said.
The review builds on the
earlier work that resulted in the 2006 Act. The new report
provides a comprehensive summary of the evolution and
interpretation of the law of evidence in New Zealand.
“I am pleased to report that the Law Commission has
concluded that the Evidence Act has overwhelmingly met its
objectives,” Ms Collins said.
has recommended a number of amendments to improve the
operation of the Act. I will carefully consider these
The Government will formally
respond to the Law Commission’s recommendations later this
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