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INTERPOL’s CCF- Here come the lawyers! (Part 1 of RNLJ’s New Rules series)

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Red Notice Challenges, Uncategorized
Last November, at the annual meeting held under the direction of INTERPOL’s newest Secretary General, Jürgen Stock, the organization adopted new rules to be applied to its quasi-appellate body, the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (“CCF”).  This change marks the first time since 2012 that INTERPOL and the CCF have undergone such a substantive… Continue Reading

INTERPOL can expect more politically motivated requests from Venezuela – this time with sights on Kimberly-Clark representatives

Posted in Collateral Effects of Red Notices, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices, Red Notice Challenges
Venezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro, has threatened to at least attempt to continue Venezuela’s abuse of INTERPOL’s Red Notice system. The paper product supplier Kimberly-Clark stopped production in Venezuela several weeks ago, in the midst of Venezuela’s worsening economic crisis.  Venezuelans already wait for hours in lines on a daily basis in an effort to obtain… Continue Reading

INTERPOL’s CCF- more meetings, more staff, and new policy all lead to quicker decisions

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Red Notice Challenges
In the last post, I addressed the fact that it seems that some of the CCF’s decisions are being issued more quickly than they have been issued in the past. The CCF’s 2014 Annual Report sheds some light on the Commission’s current approach to its ever-increasing caseload: A continuing increase in the workload of the… Continue Reading

Why Russia’s corruption problem is also INTERPOL’s problem

Posted in Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices, Red Notice Challenges
INTERPOL has received improper requests for Red Notices from Russia in the past, and all current indicators point to a worsening of the situation rather than an improvement. Russia is an INTERPOL member country and is currently ranked 28 on Transparency International’s corruption index.  A score of 28 means that Transparency International has determined that… Continue Reading

The Effect of Egypt’s Broken Justice System on INTERPOL

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices, Red Notice Challenges
The Egyptian justice system continues to suffer from the absence of basic due process, and we continue to see example after example of cases wherein defendants receive no protection from unfair trial proceedings.  First, a look at the cases, and then, why it matters to INTERPOL: Last month, Human Rights Watch issued a report condemning the judicial… Continue Reading

Red Notices and Russia- Why the raid on Amnesty International’s offices matters

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices, Red Notice Challenges
The offices of Amnesty International in Russia were recently raided as part of an “audit,” as reported in the New York Times by David Herszenhorn and Andrew Roth, here.  Amnesty International is a leading non-governmental organization (NGOs) that provides in-depth and ongoing reports and information on the status of various human rights issues in countries around… Continue Reading

Mother, May I? The effect of an INTERPOL challenge on extradition proceedings

Posted in Collateral Effects of Red Notices, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Red Notice Challenges
In a continuation of a series of posts about the CCF’s Annual Report for 2011, today’s post focuses on a perhaps surprising, but apparently common, occurence in INTERPOL member country courts around the world. In its Annual Report, the CCF noted that many domestic courts were confused about INTERPOL’s role in extradition proceedings.  The CCF… Continue Reading

INTERPOL’s Fight with Corruption: Round and Round We Go

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices, Red Notice Challenges
INTERPOL’s role in the world of law enforcement, boiled down to its bare bones, is to aid its member countries with two things:  1) alerting them to the movement of wanted persons, and 2) assisting in the apprehension of wanted persons.  The alerting is normally accomplished via a member country’s request for a Red Notice.… Continue Reading

INTERPOL and You: the Exit Interview

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Red Notice Challenges
Today’s post is directed specifically towards those individuals who have been Red Notice subjects and their lawyers.  Red Notice Law Journal often receives inquiries from people who are currently dealing with INTERPOL-related matters.  For a change, I’d like to ask for a review from those who have finished with their Red Notice experiences.  For those… Continue Reading

How Will Attorneys View INTERPOL’s New Rules?

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Red Notice Challenges
As we discussed in the last post, INTERPOL’s new rules are called the Rules on the Processing of Data (RPD) and will become effective July 1, 2012.  Among the changes from the old rules, and of interest to Red Notice subjects and their attorneys, will be the following: Better organization of topics in a more… Continue Reading

INTERPOL and the Role of the United States National Central Bureau

Posted in Member Country Activity, Red Notice Challenges
In dealing with INTERPOL-related matters, attorneys and Red Notice subjects often naturally seek assistance from their countries’ National Central Bureau (NCB) in an effort to resolve their cases.  To understand why those efforts may not yield the desired results, consider the purpose of the U.S. NCB. On its “Who We Serve” page, the U.S. NCB addresses… Continue Reading

INTERPOL: Separate and Apart from National Central Bureaus

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Red Notice Challenges
In response to the last post on the significant events between Egypt, the U.S., and INTERPOL, and particularly regarding INTERPOL’s stated offer to clarify matters regarding its involvement in a given matter, a reader left this comment: Thanks for the great work in this area Michelle.  My wife, one of the named individuals in this… Continue Reading

The Burden of Proof: Is It Always Fair to the Red Notice Subject?

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Red Notice Challenges
Since we have been on the issue of the ease with which Red Notices often seem to be obtained by INTERPOL member countries, today’s discussion centers on the burden of proof faced by Red Notice subjects and their lawyers.   Once it is issued, a Red Notice is presumed to be accurate and proper, according to INTERPOL’s rules.  In… Continue Reading

Are INTERPOL’s Checks and Balances Effective?

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Red Notice Challenges
In keeping with the last post’s discussion of INTERPOL member countries’ National Central Bureaus (NCB’s) issuing their own Red Notices, today’s post addresses the safety features offered by INTERPOL.   INTERPOL maintains that it has safety measures in place such as its set of standards, which it supplies to its member NCB’s under the theory that such provision will… Continue Reading