UK - KSA Memorandum of Understanding on Judicial Cooperation

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Dear Ministry of Justice,

please provide an electronic copy of the September Memorandum of Understanding on Judicial Cooperation between the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State signed in Riyadh on behalf of the United Kingdom, including any appendix and all schedules, annexes and enclosures.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Bimmler

Dear Ministry of Justice,

could you please send me an acknowledgement message for my FOI request entitled "UK - KSA Memorandum of Understanding on Judicial Cooperation" and sent on 25 January 2015?

Yours faithfully,

M Bimmler

Turner, Nic (MoJ HQ), Ministry of Justice

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Dear Mr Bimmler,
 
I attach a letter regarding your recent FOI request.
 
Kind regards,

Nic Turner

European Union Civil Justice Policy and Private International Law Teams |
Law, Rights and International Directorate | Ministry of Justice | 6.12 102
Petty France London SW1H 9AJ

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Dear Mr Bimmler,

 

Further to my earlier email, I attach my final response to your recent
Freedom of Information request.

 

Kind regards,

Nic Turner

European Union Civil Justice Policy and Private International Law Teams |
Law, Rights and International Directorate | Ministry of Justice | 6.12 102
Petty France London SW1H 9AJ

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Dear Ministry of Justice,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Ministry of Justice's handling of my FOI request 'UK - KSA Memorandum of Understanding on Judicial Cooperation'.

While I appreciate Mr Turner's carefully argued response, I believe that the balance of the public interest considerations has been determined wrongly, and I would ask for a review. To clarify, I concede that ss.27(1) and (2) may be applicable but the public interest favours disclosure in this case, especially with regards to questions which have been asked about Saudi Arabia's doubtful judicial and human rights record, and the need to assess what judicial cooperation is envisaged by the Agreement.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/u...

Yours faithfully,

Michael Bimmler

Dear Mr Turner,

thank you for this well-argued response. Unfortunately, as you will no doubt understand, I disagree with your final conclusion on the balance of the public interest and have therefore asked for an internal review under separate cover.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Bimmler

Volume, Christopher, Ministry of Justice

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Dear Mr Bimmler

 

Please find attached an acknowledgment of your request for an Internal
Review.

Kind Regards

Chris

 

 

Chris Volume

European Criminal Justice and Rights

European and International Division

Ministry of Justice

6.11, 102 Petty France

London

SW1H 9AJ

 

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de Silva, Laura, Ministry of Justice

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Dear Mr Bimmler,

 

On behalf of my colleague Chris Volume, please find attached a response to
your recent request for an internal review.

 

Regards,

 

Laura

 

Laura de Silva

Law, Rights and International Directorate | Ministry of Justice | 6th
Floor | 102 Petty France | London SW1H 9AJ

 

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Dear Ms de Silva,

thank you - I confirm receipt.

Yours sincerely,

M Bimmler

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