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NZ: Parliament Passes Child Abuse Criminal Law

Posted by Sandra On September - 16 - 2011

Ignoring child abuse becomes a criminal offence

NEW ZEALAND–Turning a blind eye to child abuse will now be classified as criminal after Parliament tonight passed a law to hold people accountable. The Crimes Amendment Bill (No 2) creates a new offence of failing to take reasonable steps to protect a child or vulnerable adult from the risk of death, grievous bodily harm or sexual assault, which comes with a maximum penalty of 10 years’ imprisonment.

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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10752053










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