The Green Party is throwing its support behind the foreign fighters legislation at the eleventh hour giving the government the numbers to pass it.
The Green Party have agreed to support the Bill at the first reading as a result of the following clarifications being agreed:
- New Zealand Courts must have regard to the reliability of overseas jurisdictions when foreign convictions or control orders are used as evidence for a New Zealand control order which is in line with how we treat extradition cases;
- The Court can only use non-disclosable information in cases where there is a real risk to the safety of a person or persons;
- Whenever non-disclosable information is used, the Court must request that the Solicitor-General appoint a Special Advocate who is able to hear the non-disclosable information and act on behalf of the returnee, as is often current practice.
Please read the full article on the Radio New Zealand website.