Law Commission publishes Final Report on Evidence Act 2006
The Law Commission today publishes its report The Second Review of the Evidence Act 2006 – Te Arotake Tuarua i te Evidence Act 2006. The report considers a range of issues with the Evidence Act, the legislation governing evidence in criminal and civil cases, and makes 27 recommendations for reform. These include reforms designed to improve the court process for victims of sexual and family violence, while at the same time ensuring defendants’ rights to a fair trial are preserved.
Information on the Second Review of the Evidence Act 2006 and the Report can be found on our website: https://www.lawcom.govt.nz/our-projects/second-review-evidence-act-2006?id=1573