Viewing cable 06WELLINGTON398
Title: NEW ZEALAND ATTENDANCE AT CONFERENCE ON GENOCIDE

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06WELLINGTON3982006-05-24 22:38:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Wellington
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242238Z May 06
C O N F I D E N T I A L WELLINGTON 000398 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPARTMENT FOR EAP/ANP DRICCI 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/23/2016 
TAGS: PINR KAWC NZ
SUBJECT: NEW ZEALAND ATTENDANCE AT CONFERENCE ON GENOCIDE 
AND ATROCITIES PREVENTION 
 
REF: STATE 76257 
 
(U) Classified by Political-Economic Counselor Katherine B. 
Hadda. 
Reasons: 1.4 (b) and (d). 
 
¶1. (U) This is an action message -- see para 4. 
 
¶2. (C) On May 15, Poloff delivered reftel invitation to 
Valerie Meyer; Deputy Director; United Nations, Human Rights, 
and Commonwealth Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and 
Trade (MFAT).  Meyer responded that representatives from her 
division would not be able to attend, but that she would 
relay the invitation to Gerard van Bohemen, MFAT's 
International Legal Advisor. 
 
¶3. (C) On May 21, van Bohemen responded saying that Legal 
Division will likewise find it difficult to attend the 
conference, but requested further clarification about the 
conference before making a final decision. 
 
¶4. (C) Post requests Department assistance in responding to 
the following questions from van Bohemen: 
 
-- What will be the focus of the conference discussion?  Is 
it legally-focused or is it looking to establish some kind of 
early warning system? 
 
-- Is the intention to focus on avoiding the social and 
economic circumstances that might give rise to such 
atrocities? 
 
-- If a Wellington-based GNZ official is unable to attend, 
would representation from NZ's Embassy in Washington be 
acceptable? 
McCormick