NZ Herald: Courts will be given power to send laws back to Parliament for a rethink if inconsistent with Kiwis’ human rights

New Zealand courts are going to be given more clout to make Parliament rethink some laws under changes agreed by Cabinet.

If the courts declare a law to be inconsistent with the Bill of Rights Act 1990, Parliament will be required to reviewed that particular law.

For example, if the changes were in place already, the law which bans prisoners from voting could be declared as inconsistent with the Bill of Rights Act and Parliament would be forced to review the law it passed in 2010.

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