Committee Against Torture: New Zealand

CAT session 042 (2009)

(4 June 2009, CAT/C/NZL/CO/5, Concluding observations on fifth report, para. 3)

"The Committee notes with appreciation: …

e)    the enactment of the Crimes Amendment Act 2007 which repeals the legal defence for the use of reasonable force ‘by way of correction’ in section 59 of the Crimes Act 1961 and prohibits corporal punishment…."

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CAT session 032 (2004)

(11 June 2004, CAT/C/CR/32/4, Concluding observations on third report, para. 6)

"The Committee recommends that the State party:

e)     implement the recommendations made by the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC/C/15/Add.216, paras. 30 and 50) …"

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