Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1992

Assistance in arranging attendance of person in New Zealand

12 Assistance in arranging attendance of person

(1)

Where the Attorney-General is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for believing that a person in a foreign country could give or provide evidence or assistance relevant to any criminal matter in New Zealand, the Attorney-General may request that foreign country to assist in arranging the attendance of the person in New Zealand to give or provide that evidence or, as the case may be, that assistance.

(2)

Where the Attorney-General is satisfied that a person in respect of whom a request is made to a foreign country under subsection (1) consents to travel to New Zealand to give or provide evidence or assistance pursuant to that request, the Attorney-General may make arrangements with that foreign country for the purposes of—

(a)

the removal of the person to New Zealand:

(b)

in the case of a foreign prisoner, the custody of that person while in New Zealand:

(c)

the return of the person to the foreign country:

(d)

other relevant matters.

Compare: Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987 s 16 (Aust)