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INTERPOL Red Notice removal cases- a sample of results from 2016, part 3

Posted in INTERPOL's Infrastructure, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Red Notice Challenges, Uncategorized
As the year begins, and changes appear to be coming to both INTERPOL and the CCF,* Red Notice Law Journal reviews some highlights from the CCF’s activity in 2016: Third case study: a comparison of the CCF’s treatment of Russian Red Notice requests: In today’s post, I’ll compare two very different decisions from the CCF,… Continue Reading

Russia requests that INTERPOL issue a Red Notice for William Browder again

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices, Red Notice Challenges
Russia’s preoccupation with obtaining a Red Notice against William Browder continues.  I first addressed this issue here.  For those who haven’t followed the case, William Browder is the chief executive officer and co-founder of the investment fund Hermitage Capital Management, and a noted critic of Vladimir Putin.  When his attorney, Sergei Magnitsky, allegedly uncovered and… Continue Reading

INTERPOL and unresponsive NCB’s- what happens when they just don’t answer?

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Red Notice Challenges
A reader recently wrote to ask what happens when an INTERPOL member country’s National Central Bureau (NCB) does not respond to INTERPOL’s requests for confirmation of information supplied by a Red Notice subject or his attorney. An NCB is obligated to respond to INTERPOL’s request for information in order for INTERPOL to properly process individual… Continue Reading

INTERPOL and country-to-country Red Notice removal efforts

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices, Red Notice Challenges
INTERPOL is an international information sharing agency that allows its 190 member countries to assist one another in the search for wanted persons who are suspected of having fled the jurisdiction of the requesting member country. While the vast majority of publicized Red Notice challenges seem to arise from individual requests for removal that are… Continue Reading

How long does it take for INTERPOL to answer a request? The CCF’s 2012 Annual Report

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Red Notice Challenges
We’re in the middle of a series of posts about issues that are addressed in the 2012 Annual Report of the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (CCF).  The question for today is probably the most common of all for Red Notice subjects who decide to seek the removal of their Red Notices:  “How… Continue Reading

Traveling as a Red Notice Subject- How INTERPOL works with member countries to apprehend fugitives

Posted in Collateral Effects of Red Notices, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity
Last week, Bassama Al Jandaly of gulfnews reported that an alleged Italian mafia head was detained in Duabai based on a Red Notice issued at the request of Italian authorities.  The suspect, Amadeo Matacena, is wanted in Italy for charges of colluding with the Italian mafia. All news reports on this case indicate that local authorities in… Continue Reading

INTERPOL’s upcoming annual meeting & the CCF’s annual report

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Red Notice Challenges
INTERPOL has planned its 82nd General Assembly meeting for next month in Colombia.  To get right to the point, out of all the planned events for the meeting, I am most interested in reading about the presentation of the Annual Report by the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (CCF). Traditionally, the CCF’s report… Continue Reading

Removal of Red Notices and diffusions after case resolution

Posted in Collateral Effects of Red Notices, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Red Notice Challenges
A reader recently sent in the following comment and question: I have a diffusion notice against me , which was issued by the Indian government. This was done purely to harass me , using the high influence of politics. The case I was wrongly implicated in, is now resolved. So is there a way that… Continue Reading

Egypt’s Misuse of INTERPOL- Is it limited to political cases?

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices, Red Notice Challenges
We know that Egypt has attempted to utilize its access to INTERPOL’s databases for political reasons against people who posed ideological threats to the current government, and more recently, to a political opponent of its current president.  In accordance with its own constitution, INTERPOL has rightly refused to become involved in (or stay involved in)… Continue Reading

INTERPOL’s Red Notices- Published and Unpublished

Posted in Collateral Effects of Red Notices, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Politically Based Red Notices, Red Notice Challenges
One of the most frustrating experiences encountered by Red Notice subjects is what one might expect to be a simple process of finding out whether they are actually Red Notice subjects.  Once a person has been charged or convicted of a crime in a country from which they have fled (or perhaps never even entered),… Continue Reading

Update on INTERPOL’s Red Notice for TCI’s Michael Misick: Part 2

Posted in Collateral Effects of Red Notices, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices, Red Notice Challenges
In the last post, I addressed the latest events in the case of Michael Misick, former Premier of Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI).  Today’s post is a continuation of that discussion and an update of a related post from earlier this year. INTERPOL’s constitution forbids its involvement in politically motivated cases Regardless of that fact that… Continue Reading

My Red Notice Disappeared from INTERPOL’s Website- Now What?

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Red Notice Challenges
A fellow attorney contacted me recently with a common question.  The inquiry was as follows: After I requested that a Red Notice against my client be removed, I received no answer, but it disappeared from INTERPOL’s website.  Can I assume that it has been removed? As with any question about assumptions, the answer is that… Continue Reading

Request to INTERPOL’s 81st General Assembly: More Resources, Please!

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Red Notice Challenges
Not too far in the future, INTERPOL’s General Assembly will gather in Rome for its annual meeting.  The General Assembly is charged with making decisions about how the organization will be run in the coming year, and considers everything from general policy matters to resources to electing the members of the Executive Committee.  From November… Continue Reading

Red Notice Removal by the Requesting Country: The Quickest Resolution of All

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Red Notice Challenges
I recently read an online inquiry by a Red Notice subject who had been advised that her Red Notice was “in the process of being removed” by the prosecuting attorney.  The subject wondered how long the removal would take. Every INTERPOL member country has its own National Central Bureau (NCB), which acts as a liaison… Continue Reading

INTERPOL and the Necessity of Early Risk Assessment for International Businesses

Posted in Collateral Effects of Red Notices, Member Country Activity, Red Notice Challenges
Once upon a time, a business with interests abroad had little reason to consider INTERPOL in its evaluation of whether to accept international business opportunities.  That time is no longer. As INTERPOL grows and its member countries have increasing contact with one another both politically and economically, so grows the need for private businesses to… Continue Reading

Political Asylum Claims vs. Claims of Politically Motivated Red Notices

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Politically Based Red Notices, Red Notice Challenges
If a Red Notice subject applies for and is granted political asylum in a given country, does that necessarily mean that his claim to INTERPOL of politically motivated criminal charges will be successful? And if a Red Notice subject’s claim to INTERPOL that his Red Notice is based on a politically motivated criminal charge succeeds,… Continue Reading

Avoiding INTERPOL Involvement with an Early and Thorough Criminal Defense Investigation

Posted in Red Notice Challenges
One of the very few moments that a criminal defendant has control over a criminal matter is when he first becomes aware of the criminal allegations.  If a defendant’s attorney acts quickly enough, information discovered during an investigation can prevent charges from ever being filed.  If they are filed, the information that was gathered during… Continue Reading

Step 1: INTERPOL Arrests Anonymous; Step 2: Anonymous Hacks INTERPOL’s Website?

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Red Notice Challenges
MSNBC reporter Greg Keller writes that twenty-five suspected members of Anonymous were arrested in connection with hacking into various law enforcement databases.  An investigation that began in mid-February led to the arrests.   Now it is being reported that INTERPOL’s website also may have been the victim of an attack by Anonymous when its website… Continue Reading

INTEPROL: More Red Notices, More Work for the CCF

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Red Notice Challenges
Since completing the first session of the year in late January, the staff and commission members of the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (CCF) are likely a bit tired.   Each year, the number of Red Notices grows.  In January, INTERPOL’s Secretary General, Ronald Noble, confirmed that the number of wanted notices in… Continue Reading

Time Keeps On Ticking: How Long Does INTERPOL Take to Respond to Requests for Relief?

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices, Red Notice Challenges
A reader recently emailed me a very practical question:  How long does it take for INTERPOL to consider and decide a case that has been submitted by a Red Notice subject? For those who are new to the world of INTERPOL, the question itself requires explanation.  A Red Notice subject is a person who is… Continue Reading

Answers to questions about INTERPOL: for Red Notice Subjects

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Red Notice Challenges
For people who find themselves the subject of Red Notices, it seems that the more questions they ask, the more confused they become.  Part of this phenomenon is due to the nature of INTERPOL:  it can be difficult to digest the verbiage used by INTERPOL, and the organization’s processes and rules are not exactly intuitive.… Continue Reading