Law and Justice

Law and Justice


The "Drivers of Crime" programme led by the Ministry of Justice calls for cross-agency working together to address the underlying causes of criminal offending and victims' experiences of offending.

More on the Drivers of Crime programme can be found here.



The planning of mental health and addition services in Southern DHB needs to take into account the obligations of individuals, the DHB and the government under various legislation, codes, treaties and conventions.

Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Act 1966. Link.

The Code of Health and Disability Consumers' Rights. Link.  

Crown Entities Act 2004. Link.

Health & Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001. Link.

Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003. Link.

Human Rights Act 1993. Link.

Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation) Act 2003. Link.

Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992. Link.

New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990. Link.

New Zealand Public Health & Disability Act 2000. Link.

The Treaty of Waitangi. Link.

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment 1984. Link.

Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture 2002. Link.

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989. Link.

United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Link.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948. Link.

Law Commission

Alcohol in Our Lives: Curbing the Harm. Link.