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Articles for the keyword(s) "Spycatcher case"

"Conflict of Laws"

RJ Paterson, 1989

This is a brief comment on the Court of Appeal’s interpretation and application of the rule that courts will not enforce a foreign penal, revenue or other public law in Attorney-General for the United Kingdom v Wellington Newspapers Ltd [1988] 1 NZLR 129 (known as the Spycatcher case). Despite the decision of the Court that publication was justified in the public interest, the author is critical of the significance attributed to the support that the New Zealand Government lent to the claim by the British Government.