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Should the legislation provide for recognition or enforcement of overseas decisions in New Zealand or vice versa?

Legislation should address whether or not foreign decisions are recognised or enforceable in New Zealand.


In some cases it may be necessary to recognise or enforce a decision of an overseas agency or court in New Zealand or vice versa, to ensure the legislation achieves its purpose. Express statutory authority will be required for foreign decisions to be recognised in New Zealand, and will generally form part of a wider cross-border regulatory regime.

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