Military Justice Legislation Amendment Bill- First Reading – Video 9
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Military Justice Legislation Amendment Bill- First Reading – Video 9


this is numb conditional piece of legislation this beau is talking about a fairness equity due process and a necessary update to our military justice system the bill seeks to amend the Armed Forces discipline act in 1971 the court-martial Act 2007 and the court-martial Appeals Act 1953 this elements will bring the military justice system closer in line with the broader criminal justice system including the enhancement of victims rights my learned colleague dr. Donald Webber in his contribution gave a detailed analysis of the importance of justice system especially in respect of criminal proceedings the onus of proof for example is one of the important factors the bill makes a significant change to the onus of proof within the military justice system the provisions that place the honors of a proof in relation to a defense to a charge on the accused will be repealed the current situation is an affair and out of step with the criminal justice system and this amendment will ratify that as a matter of a principle the government believes that the military justice system should grant to other Armed Forces personnel the same rights enjoyed by civilians in the criminal justice system to the greatest extent possible between 2002 and 2006 during the fifths labor government the New Zealand Defence Force and took a major review of the military justice system to increase both his robot nurse and its fairness and to begin to align it with the criminal justice system legislation implementing the results of the of this review came into force in 2009 I’d like to thank the Honorable Gerry Brownlee and at the Honorable Mark Mitchell the previous ministers of Defense who were in office across the time of the development of this pearl from 2016 to 2017 the New Zealand Defence Force in partnership with the ministry of justice and a chief judge of the court martial and in consultation with the New Zealand law society and victim support incorporated have identified a further required changes to enhance transparency efficiency and consistency with the civilian criminal justice system the bill makes legislative amendments a fully in full areas of the military justice system victims rights notice of judicial appointments court-martial procedure honest of a proof this is the first reading I look forward to the submissions and at the progress of this bill thank you madam Speaker I call Hamish Walker five minutes firstly I’d like to stay

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