1983 Meeting of Commonwealth Law Ministers

Colombo, Sri Lanka, 14–18 February 1983: Memoranda

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Access to Assets Derived from Criminal Offending

Although New Zealand had long had on its books a provision (now s.403 of the Crimes Act 1961) giving the Courts the power to award compensation to any person who suffers loss by reason of any criminal offence, this relatively narrow provision could not readily be adopted to stripping offenders of their ill-gotten gains.


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