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THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF NEW ZEALAND v. GEORGE ORTIZ, SOTHEBY PARKE BERNET & CO. AND LANCE ENTWISTLE

Lloyd's Law Reports

THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF NEW ZEALAND v. GEORGE ORTIZ, SOTHEBY PARKE BERNET & CO. AND LANCE ENTWISTLE

[1982] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 173

QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION(COMMERCIAL COURT)

Before Mr. Justice Staughton

Conflict of law - New Zealand statutes - Ownership of artefact - Artefact removed from New Zealand - Whether forfeited to Her Majesty the Queen - Interpretation of New Zealand statute - Meaning of "shall be forfeited" - Whether statutes unenforceable in England as being foreign penal, revenue and/or public laws - Historic Articles Act, 1962 - Customs Act, 1913 and 1966.

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