The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security provides independent oversight of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service and the Government Communications Security Bureau, the New Zealand intelligence and security agencies.

The Inspector-General is responsible for: 

  • ensuring that security and intelligence agencies carry out their activities lawfully and properly
  • independently investigating complaints about the intelligence and security agencies
  • providing advice about oversight of the intelligence and security agencies to the New Zealand Government and the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament.

In carrying out these roles, the Inspector-General is independent of the New Zealand Government and the intelligence and security agencies. The Inspector-General can investigate any matter concerning an intelligence and security agency and has full access to agency records and premises.

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IGIS report into NZ knowledge of CIA programme released

The Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security has published the report into whether the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) and the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) had any connection to the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation”, detention and rendition programme in Afghanistan between 2001-2009. Read More

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