“This paper has no human rights implications” – Cabinet Committee on Canterbury Earthquake Recovery 2011
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Cabinet Minute of Decision
Report of the Ad Hoc Cabinet Committee on Canterbury Earthquake Recovery: Period Ended 21 January 2011
On 25 January 2011, Cabinet made the following decisions on the work of the Ad Hoc Cabinet Committee on Canterbury Earthquake Recovery for the period ended 21 January 2011.
Guidance on House Repairs and Reconstruction Following the Canterbury Earthquake
NOTED: Page 7 , item 32 “This paper has no human rights implications”.
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One of the recommendations in this document is that the experts have no liability for their advice:
“The external technical experts involved in developing the guidance document have sought contractual indemnity by third parties in relation to the experts' role”.
History of Government Issued Guidance
Copy of technical guidance (courtesy of EQC) published 20 December 2010:
Copy of technical guidance:
Part A for TC1 and TC2 – version 3 published December 2012:
Part B for Technical Information – version 3 published December 2012:
Part C for TC3 – version 3a published April 2015:
Further guidance documents are available here: