Perjury in Family Courts
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From: Anatoly Kern
Dear Ministry of Justice,
Based on the publicly available information (http://www.netlaw.co.nz/family.cfm?PageI...) New Zealand Courts regard perjury and the related charges, as very serious and it is almost inevitable that you will go to prison if you are convicted of any of these charges.
Per the same information the Police and the Court will act very strongly to bring anyone who has committed such an offence to justice because they believe that our whole system of justice breaks down if someone is lying on oath or conspires to pervert the course of justice.
I am interested in understanding the reality of this statements in relation to the Family Court and would like to request the following information:
1. Number of references made to New Zealand Police by Family Court Judges based on perjury revealed during family court proceedings for the past 10 years with per year separation.
Based on a number of comments from Family Court Judges it is quite common to see perjury within family courts.
2. I doubt that any has been done, but just in case I am wrong with understanding the real situation with perjury in family courts and there have been number of such references made, I would like to request the following additional information for each of such references:
a) Reference to original family court case/report on it from which such reference is originating.
b) Reference to a criminal prosecution case raised by Police with outcome of it.
I am NZ resident and reside in NZ.
Ministry of Justice
Dear Anatoly Kern
Please find attached the response from Tony Fisher, General Manager for
District Courts, to your email of 11 July 2013.
District Court Correspondence
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