1.4This Report recommends enacting a new Extradition Act and a new Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters and for Recovery of Criminal Proceeds Act. With this in mind, Part 4 of this Report includes two draft Bills. These Bills reflect the principles that we set out in our Issues Paper, namely:
(a) The regimes should facilitate and support New Zealand’s international obligations, and its role as an international citizen, in prosecuting and preventing crime.
(b) At the same time, the reforms as a whole should promote procedural fairness and protection of the rights of individuals who are the subject of extradition or mutual assistance requests.