Sat Raj Rai Case before the High Court of NZ, Auckland Registry CIV 2003-485-002615

Guenter Langenbucher made this Official Information request to Ministry of Justice

The request was refused by Ministry of Justice.

From: Guenter Langenbucher

Dear Ministry of Justice,
can you please release the final decision of the high court in this case (CIV 2003-485-002615), as it stands today?

Yours faithfully,

Guenter Langenbucher

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Ministry of Justice

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your request for High Court information under the Official Information Act.

The information you have requested is court information and is not subject to the Official Information Act 1982, as per section 2(6) of the Act. This is because the Courts and judiciary are not part of the Ministry and are independent of the executive branch of the government.

For the purposes of the Act, The Ministry is refusing your request for information under section 18(g) on the basis that this information is not held by the Ministry (because it is court information). You have the right to seek a review of the Ministry's decision by the Ombudsman under section 28(3) of the Act. The Ombudsman can be contacted at this website:

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Kind regards,

Claire O'Connor
Advisor | Official Correspondence
Ministry of Justice | Tāhū o te Ture

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