Criminal proceedings 101 ~ from beginning to end

1. Arrest​: ​Valid arrests must be based on ​probable cause.​ A reasonable belief that a certain set of facts which rises to the level of a threat to life or property are true. Must be based entered into the court record via sworn statement. ​(REMEMBER – no sworn statement of probable cause, even in a Read More …

International Crimes and International Criminal Court Act 2000 ~ New Zealand

The purpose of this Act is—   (a)to make further provision in New Zealand law for the punishment of certain international crimes, namely, genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes; and   (b)to enable New Zealand to co-operate with the International Criminal Court established by the Rome Statute in the performance of its functions.   Read More …