Public Hearing Module 3 - 29-30 July 2019

Public Hearing Module 2 - 22-23 May 2019

Public Hearing Module 1 - 4 April 2019

Hearing 21-22 November 2018

 

Public Hearing Module 3 - Monday 29 July 2019 and Tuesday 30 July 2019

Minute No 13 sets out the agenda for Public Hearing 3 being held in Wellington on Monday 29 July 2019 and Tuesday 30 July 2019.

Read the full text here [PDF, 410 KB]

 

Public Hearing Module 2 - Wednesday 22 May 2019 and Thursday 23 May 2019

Public Hearing Module 2 provided a perspective on how the conflict in Afghanistan has impacted on the lives of people who live there, provided an opportunity for non-government core participants to respond to presentations on military and political matters in Public Hearing Module 1, examined the limits and restrictions on the use of lethal force by New Zealand forces in the conflict (Rules of Engagement) and canvassed the rules governing the detaining of people by New Zealand forces there.

Updated agenda 20 May 2019

Read the full text here [PDF, 626 KB].

Read the hearing transcript here:

Day 1: Wednesday 22 May 2019 [PDF, 271 KB]

Day 2: Thursday 23 May 2019

 

Presentations Public Hearing Module 2

Day 1

Military and political context - Nicky Hager, co-author, Hit & Run.

Read the presentation here [PDF, 303 KB].

Rules of Engagement and military doctrine (1) - Kevin Riordan, Judge Advocate General of New Zealand Armed Forces.

Read the presentation here [PDF, 312 KB]

Rules of Engagement and military doctrine (2) - Brig. Lisa Ferris, Director of Defence Legal Services, New Zealand Defence Force.

Read the presentation here [PDF, 382 KB]The presentation slides are here [PDF, 532 KB].

Day 2

International legal issues relating to detention - Dr Penelope Ridings, international law consultant.

Read the presentation here [PDF, 473 KB]

Overview of engagement with partners in Afghanistan on detention issues - Heath Fisher, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Divisional Manager, International Security and Disarmament Division.

Read the presentation here [PDF, 112 KB]

Detention in the Afghanistan theatre - Brig. Lisa Ferris, Director of Defence Legal Services, New Zealand Defence Force.

Read the presentation here [PDF, 233 KB]

Rules of Engagement and detention - Hon Dr Wayne Mapp, former Minister of Defence.

Read the presentation here [PDF, 258 KB]

Rules of Engagement - Nicky Hager, co-author Hit & Run.

Read the presentation here [PDF, 207 KB]. The presentation slides are here. [PDF, 1.1 MB]

Detention - Sam Humphrey, counsel for Jon Stephenson, co-author Hit & Run.

Read the presentation here [PDF, 255 KB]

 

 

Public Hearing Module 1 - Thursday 4 April 2019

The Government Inquiry into Operation Burnham held the first in a series of public hearings on relevant issues in Wellington on Thursday 4 April 2019.

Presentations and submissions covered the history of Afghanistan and the political and military context of the current conflict, including New Zealand's involvement.  The Inquiry also heard from the New Zealand Defence Force on locations relevant to the events on 21/22 August 2010 (i.e. Operation Burnham).

Minute No 11 sets out the agenda for the hearing and discusses other relevant issues. 

Read the Minute here [PDF, 294 KB].

Read the full transcript of the hearing here. [PDF, 735 KB]

11 April 2019 Memorandum from NZDF re presentation 4 April 2019 [PDF, 196 KB]

 

Presentations at Public Hearing Module 1

The military context - Sir Angus Houston, former Chief of the Defence Force of Australia. Read the presentation here [PDF, 160 KB]

The decision-making process - Hon Dr Wayne Mapp, former Defence Minister. Read the presentation here [PDF, 384 KB]

Location and events of Operation Burnham - Colonel Grant Motley, New Zealand Defence Force. Read the presentation here [PDF, 353 KB]View the presentation powerpoint here [PDF, 1.5 MB].

 

Background papers for Public Hearing Module 1

Memorandum from Counsel for Crown re background papers Module 1 [PDF, 279 KB]

New Zealand Government's decisions to deploy forces to Afghanistan. Background paper prepared by Crown agencies. Read the paper here [PDF, 504 KB]

An overview of Afghanistan, its history, New Zealand's relationship with the country, the international response to 9/11, current security situation. Background paper prepared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Read the paper here [PDF, 498 KB]

New Zealand's achievements from 10 years of development assistance to Bamyan province Afghanistan. Annex Two to background paper, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, March 2013. Read the paper here [PDF, 4.2 MB]

 

Hearing – 21-22 November 2018

The Inquiry into Operation Burnham held a public hearing on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd November 2018 in Wellington.

The Inquiry Members, Sir Terence Arnold and Sir Geoffrey Palmer heard from parties who made submissions on the Inquiry’s Minute No 4 which covered the Inquiry’s processes for dealing with classified information and its overall approach  for conducting its  investigation.

Read the full transcript of the hearing here:

Day 1: Wednesday 21 November 2018 [PDF, 353 KB]

Day 2: Thursday 22 November 2018 [PDF, 217 KB]

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