International suppression orders

The Herald reports:

Suppression orders handed out in New Zealand courts could soon be enforceable overseas, Justice Minister Andrew Little says.
Discussions with counterparts from Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States in London were constructive, he told Newstalk ZB.
“I had very positive conversations with the relevant ministers … about finding a way that New Zealand court orders can be enforced in those countries,” he said.
“We’re in the position now where officials in New Zealand will work with officials in those countries to see if we can find a mechanism by which those orders can be upheld.

This is not necessarily good news. What we shpuld focus on is the quid pro quo which will be making it an offence in New Zealand to breach overseas court orders. This means New Zealanders will face prosecution because of a US or Canadian court order.

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