(1) A foreign country may request the Attorney-General to assist in arranging the attendance, in that country, of a person in New Zealand (not being a person to whom section 38 applies) for the purposes of giving or providing evidence or assistance in relation to a criminal matter in the foreign country.
(2) Where, on receipt of a request made under subsection (1) by a foreign country, the Attorney-General is satisfied—
(a) that the request relates to a criminal matter in the foreign country; and
(b) that there are reasonable grounds for believing that the person concerned could give or provide evidence or assistance relevant to that criminal matter; and
(c) that the person concerned has freely consented to attend as requested; and
(d) that the foreign country has given adequate undertakings in respect of the matters specified in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (e) of section 39,—
the Attorney-General may authorise, in writing, assistance in accordance with this section, and may assist in the making of arrangements to facilitate that attendance.
Compare: Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987 ss 26, 27 (Aust)
Section 37 heading: amended, on 18 June 2002, by section 7 of the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 23).
Section 37(1): amended, on 1 March 1999, by section 9 of the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 15).