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Update 23

The Royal Commission has completed its inquiry process and is focused on producing the report. All interviews, meetings, evidence and analysis work are now complete.

Update 22

As the Royal Commission completes the final stages of the inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch mosques on 15 March 2019, Commissioners have now concluded engagement with Muslim communities.  

 

Update 21

The Royal Commission welcomes a change to the Terms of Reference that guide this inquiry.

Update 20

The Royal Commission welcomes the Minister of Internal Affairs’ decision to extend the inquiry deadline to 26 November 2020 to enable the completion of its report.

Update 19

The Royal Commission into the Attack on Christchurch Mosques on 15 March 2019 is moving into the final phases of producing its report.  Its object is to provide authoritative answers to the public about the attack.

Update 18

The Royal Commission welcomes a Government decision to extend the inquiry deadline to 31 July 2020, allowing for delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Update 17

Together with other New Zealanders, today the Royal Commission learned that the man accused of the Christchurch mosque attacks has pleaded guilty to 51 charges of murder, 40 charges of attempted murder and a charge of engaging in a terrorist act, and has been convicted of those offences.

Update 16

With just over a month to go, the Royal Commission is sharply focused on the complex and significant task of synthesising evidence, to finalise an authoritative report for the Government and ultimately, the public.

Update 15

The Royal Commission is taking multiple evidential interviews under oath every week now as the team puts evidence to those summonsed to appear, seeking answers to hard questions.

Update 14

The Royal Commission held its fourth hui with the Muslim Community Reference Group in Christchurch this month as part of an ongoing discussion with Muslim communities.

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