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Law Society Wants Provocation To Stay

Wellington, Oct 20 NZPA - Despite a parliamentary committee recommending the partial defence of provocation should be abolished the Law Society wants it to stay.

MPs Committee Recommends Abolishing Provocation Defence

Wellington, Oct 19 NZPA - The partial defence of provocation should be abolished, a parliamentary committee recommended today.

Committee Hears Submissions On Repealing Provocation Defence

By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Sept 10 NZPA - The Law Society says the defence of provocation should be kept until something better is developed to replace it. But gay rights advocates say the defence is legalised gay bashing and should have been ditched years ago.

Govt Brings In Bill To Abolish Provocation Defence

Govt Brings In Bill To Abolish Provocation Defence
Wellington, Aug 4 NZPA - The Government has introduced a bill to Parliament that will remove the partial defence of provocation from the statute books.

Govt To Scrap Defence Of Provocation

Wellington, Aug 3 NZPA - Accused killers will no longer be able to rely on the defence that they were provoked. The partial defence of provocation will be abolished, Prime Minister John Key announced this afternoon.

Govt Looking At Changing Treatment Of Sex Victims In Courts

Govt Looking At Changing Treatment Of Sex Victims In Courts
Wellington, July 24 NZPA - Sexual assault victims may no longer have to face gruelling court hearings and previous relationships can't be used against them, if changes Justice Minister Simon Power is considering go ahead.

Partial Defence Of Provocation To Be Dumped

Partial Defence Of Provocation To Be Dumped
By Maggie Tait and Sharon Lundy of NZPA Wellington, July 23 NZPA - Murderers will no longer be able to claim they were provoked into committing their crime under a law change the government is planning.

Weatherston Case Fans Flames Of Provocation Debate

Wellington, July 22 NZPA - The jury in the Clayton Weatherston case didn't buy into a defence of provocation, but as a legal issue it's sparking top-level debate and changes could be in store.

Weatherston Case Fans Flames Of Provocation Debate

By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, July 22 NZPA - The jury in the Clayton Weatherston case didn't buy into a defence of provocation, but as a legal issue it's sparking top-level debate and changes could be in store.

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