“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”.


Simon Darby