Immigration decisions and the Waitangi Tribunal; spouses as taonga

Memorandum-Directions of the Deputy Chairperson declining an urgent inquiry into the Immigration Issues (Kumar) Claim

Waitangi Tribunal (Wai 2320, #2.5.3, 8 May 2012)

The Waitangi Tribunal declined to convene an urgent inquiry into a claim that removal from New Zealand of a person under immigration processes would amount to a breach of the Treaty of Waitangi because that person was regarded as a taonga by his wife’s family.

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