Individual applications for the royal prerogative of mercy

Scott Watson

Scott Watson applied for the royal prerogative of mercy in December 2008. His application was declined by the Governor-General in July 2013 on the advice of the then Minister of Justice, Hon Judith Collins. The Minister received a report from the Ministry of Justice supplemented by two detailed reports prepared by Kristy McDonald QC. You can access these documents below:

Ministry's briefing to the Minister June 2013 [PDF, 1.1 MB]

K McDonald's supplementary advice March 2013 [PDF, 349 KB]

K McDonald's final report March 2011 [PDF, 2 MB]

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