New Zealand

New Zealand Bill of Rights Act of 1990, adopted and enacted 1990.
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Year of adoption: 1990
Year of entry into force: 1990
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8 Right not to be deprived of life
No one shall be deprived of life except on such grounds as are established by law and are consistent with the principles
of fundamental justice.
9 Right not to be subjected to torture or cruel treatment
Everyone has the right not to be subjected to torture or to cruel, degrading, or disproportionately severe treatment or punishment.

10 Right not to be subjected to medical or scientific experimentation
Every person has the right not to be subjected to medical or scientific experimentation without that person’s consent.

11 Right to refuse to undergo medical treatment
Everyone has the right to refuse to undergo any medical treatment.

19 Freedom from discrimination
(1) Everyone has the right to freedom from discrimination on the grounds of discrimination in the Human Rights Act 1993.

20 Rights of minorities
A person who belongs to an ethnic, religious, or linguistic minority in New Zealand shall not be denied the right, in community with other members of that minority, to enjoy the culture, to profess and practise the religion, or to use the language, of that minority.

 

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