Sedition

Start date
07 July 2006
Status
Closed
Phone
04 473 3453
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Project Overview

This project was a review of New Zealand's seditious offences. The Commission made proposals for changes to the law that were necessary and desirable in the 2007 Report, Reforming the Law of Sedition.

Terms of Reference 

The Commission will review the existing seditious offences set out in sections 80 to 85 of the Crimes Act 1961, and make proposals for any changes to the New Zealand law that are necessary and desirable. 

The matters to be considered by the Commission will include: 

(a) Relevant existing and proposed legislation, including the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990; 
(b) Developments in other comparable jurisdictions; 
(c) Any other relevant matters.