29 Apr 2013

NZ to host attorneys-general meeting

9:39 pm on 29 April 2013

New Zealand is to host a meeting of attorneys-general from the United States, Canada, England, Wales and Northern Ireland next week.

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson says the meeting on 8 May will focus on prosecuting crimes of violence against women and children.

He says the meeting will also discuss gun violence, strengthening co-operation in civil and commercial matters and support for victims of crime.

There will also be a wider meeting of law enforcement agencies that focus on international crime, he says.