Disclosure to Court of Defendants’
Previous Convictions, Similar Offending, and Bad
The Press and Media briefing on
the above report was conducted on Thursday 12 June in the
offices of the Law Commission, Featherston Street,
Wellington, by Sir Geoffrey Palmer and Val Sim.
Commission's latest report reviewing the law as it relates
to the admissibility of previous convictions, similar
offending and bad behaviour in New Zealand, has been tabled
in Parliament. The central piece of legislation considered
in the Report is the Evidence Act 2006. The Commission’s
report makes no recommendation to amend the law at this
point but proposes that it should continue to monitor the
operation and impact of the Act in this area, and report
back to government by 28 February 2010.
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