This bill amends the Evidence Act 2006, Victims’ Rights Act 2002, and Criminal Procedure Act 2011 to reduce the retraumatisation victims of sexual violence may experience when they attend court and give evidence. Sexual Violence Legislation Bill – New Zealand Parliament (www.parliament.nz) Alternative ways of giving evidence in sexual violenceContinue Reading

17AB Purpose of victim impact statements The purpose of a victim impact statement is to— (a) enable the victim to provide information to the court about the effects of the offending; and (b) assist the court in understanding the victim’s views about the offending; and (c) inform the offender aboutContinue Reading