This site will give you all the current law as well as details on the proposals for change which will now be unlikely to go ahead.
The Death With Dignity Bill before Parliament during 2003 was rejected at its first reading at the end of July. It was a very narrow vote but it is unlikely to come back before Parliament for at least five years or longer.
There is a Euthanasia Society in New Zealand based in Auckland. We give you direct access to the useful Website for the Society.
. . . Euthanasia Society in New Zealand
You can also type in 'euthanasia in new zealand' to your search engine and you will get hundreds of sites, biased and unbiased, on this topic. We just intend to tell you the relevant law.
THE CURRENT LAW
"Mercy killing" . . . . "euthanasia" . . . . . call it what you like. It is still Murder in the current state of the law in New Zealand.
We have a specialist site entitled - Murder
Now that Parliament has rejected to Death with Dignity Bill we return to the existing sections of the Crimes Act 1961. We set them out at the bottom of this page but we also provide you with any easy way also to access the entire up to date Crimes Act 1961.
We provide you with a direct link . . . .
We also provide you with a direct link to the Government legislation site where you can look up ALL Acts of Parliament and Regulations and Rules. An Act is also known as a Statute. A Regulation is also sometimes known as a Rule. This Government legislation site is still going through some teething problems. But you will be able to access all legislation and find specific Acts and Rules and individual sections.
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