Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Emma Best filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # F-2016-01197
Due March 17, 2016
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Documents relating to Boutros Boutros-Ghali (بطرس بطرس غالى Buṭrus Buṭrus Ghālī  14 November 1922 – 16 February 2016) who was the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) from January 1992 to December 1996. Proof of his death is not required as it has been widely reported by outlets such as CNN, which reported his death here: http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/16/world/un-boutros-boutros-ghali-dies/index.html Please cross-reference records of him with the United Nations files and files relating to the Rwandan Genocide as well as any files relating to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Egypt), where he was acting Minister from 17 September 1978 – 17 February 1979.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Michael Best

From: Department of State

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of State

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Michael Best

Please limit the search time to the free two hours. I will gladly pay fees for duplication, but would like to be informed of the estimated total once the search has been conducted.

Thank you!

From: FOIA Status

To: Michael Best,

Due to the several hundred email requests, we request that you include the Case Number. We cannot locate the information without the case number.

Thank you

Suzanne B Gardner
Government Information Specialist
Office of Information Programs and Services
Advocacy and Oversight

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: Michael Best

Suzanne B Gardner,

I *did* include the request number. Quote:

This is a follow up to request number F-2016-01197:

Please limit the search time to the free two hours. I will gladly pay fees for duplication, but would like to be informed of the estimated total once the search has been conducted.

Thank you!

From: FOIA Request

Your query has been forwarded to the FOIA Requester Status mailbox for reply.

From: FOIA Request

Your query has been forwarded to the FOIA Requester Status mailbox for reply.

From: FOIA Status

Dear Michael Best,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated April 21, 2016, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. A copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request. Our office has requested an estimated completion date for your request. Information will be provided to you as soon as our office receives a response.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Best,

Processing of this case is underway. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is September 30, 2016.

ECDs are subject to change and are “strictly” estimates and not intended to be used as “actual” dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

Sincerely,
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

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