Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2005] All ER (D) 176 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2005] UKPC 44
Court: Privy Council

Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead, Lord Steyn, Lord Hope of Craighead, Lord Carswell and Sir Anthony Evans

Judgment Dates: 14 November 2005


Constitution - Bill of Rights - New Zealand - Claimant's property seized pursuant to officer's powers to enforce provisions relating to wildlife conservation - Whether seizure of claimant's property contrary to its right to be secure against unreasonable search or seizure - Bill of Rights Act (New Zealand) 1990, s 21.

The Case

The Privy Council upheld the decision of the New Zealand Court of Appeal that the seizure of the claimant company's helicopter pursuant to the powers granted to the warranted officer under the Wild Animal Control Act 1977 had not been unreasonable within the meaning of s21 of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990.

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