112 Enforceability of protocol

(1)

A responsible Minister must comply with a protocol issued by that Minister while it is in force.

(2)

If a responsible Minister fails without good cause to comply with a protocol issued by that Minister, Te Uri o Hau governance entity may, subject to the Crown Proceedings Act 1950, enforce the protocol by way of public law action against that Minister.

(3)

Despite subsection (2), damages or any other form of monetary compensation are not available as a remedy for failure to comply with a protocol.

(4)

To avoid doubt, subsection (3) does not affect the ability of a court to award court costs in relation to proceedings referred to in subsection (2).

(5)

Subsection (1) does not apply to any guidelines developed in connection with the implementation of the protocol.