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INTERPOL’s CCF to begin publication of decisions (Part 2 of RNLJ’s New Rules series)

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Uncategorized
As discussed in the last post, here, INTERPOL’s new rules governing the CCF took effect in March. From a practitioner’s standpoint, among the more significant changes is the CCF’s new task of publishing its opinions and providing reasoning for them. The CCF is now required to “endeavour to make its decisions, opinions, recommendations and reports… Continue Reading

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 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

INTERPOL and politically motivated Red Notices- what we can learn from INTERPOL’s annual reports

Posted in Collateral Effects of Red Notices, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Politically Based Red Notices
A reader recently posed some questions about INTERPOL’s dissemination of information, and those questions are answered in today’s post. Q: There has not been an annual report 2015 by Interpol so far – are there probably other sources that can tell numbers of red notices and diffusions issued in 2015 and numbers of valid notices/diffusions… Continue Reading

INTERPOL and Russia- time for sanctions?

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices
The Russian Federation is one of INTERPOL’s 190 member countries, which means that it has the privilege of using INTERPOL’s databases to help it track down wanted suspects and convicts for prosecution and sentencing.  Along with that privilege comes the obligation to follow INTERPOL’s rules, not the least of which are the requirements that every… Continue Reading

INTERPOL’s CCF shows that it needs imposed time limits for responses

Posted in INTERPOL's Infrastructure, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Red Notice Challenges
A reader recently sent in the following question: I am a red notice subject. I made a request to CCF and received a reply confirmation that the request is admissible. This was more than 2 years ago and I haven’t received anymore replies. Should I write back another request to CCF or should I just… 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

INTERPOL’s CCF- How plain and clear responses will reduce the workload and increase transparency

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Red Notice Challenges
Some of the best advice I ever received was from a professor who told my law school class to “knock off the legal mumbo-jumbo” and just speak plainly, so people can understand you.  When lawyers speak in legal-ese or in industry terms, the only people who really understand them are other lawyers, and other people… Continue Reading

INTERPOL’s CCF and the significance of Ex-Ukrainian president Yanukovych no longer appearing on Interpol’s website

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices, Red Notice Challenges
INTERPOL has removed the Red Notice in the name of Ex-Ukrainian president Victor Yanukovych from its website.    The removal of a name from INTERPOL’s online wanted pages is not indicative of a final decision, but it is significant. In 2014, likely due to the public nature of the case, INTERPOL took the unusual step… Continue Reading

INTERPOL’s CCF increases its sessions for 2015- an encouraging sign

Posted in INTERPOL's Infrastructure, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices
  It appears that one of the first orders of business upon Nina Vajić‘s assuming her post as Chair of the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (CCF) was to increase the number of scheduled sessions for the year. The scheduled sessions for this year will be as follows: 25th – 27th February 2015… 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’s CCF- When Will It Respond to Requests Considered in the January Session?

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Red Notice Challenges
The CCF (Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files) has completed its first session of the year, wherein its members considered the requests for removal of Red Notices, and likely other notices and diffusions, that were submitted by both attorneys and individuals. The CCF normally meets over a two-day period three times per year.  During… Continue Reading

INTERPOL’s CCF wants to evolve- and INTERPOL should support that evolution.

Posted in INTERPOL's Infrastructure, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Red Notice Challenges
(This is the fourth  post in a series about the CCF’s Annual Report for 2012)   In his speech to the General Assembly last month, the Chairman of the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files raised several issues for the GA’s consideration, and among them was the invitation to work with the General Secretariat… Continue Reading

INTERPOL and the CCF’s 2012 Annual Report- the CCF looks to strengthen its role

Posted in INTERPOL's Infrastructure, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Red Notice Challenges
(This is the third post in a series about the CCF’s 2012 Annual Report) Each year, the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (CCF) submits its annual report at the General Assembly meeting.  The report is normally presented by the the Chairman of the Commission in conjunction with his annual speech. This year, Chairman… 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

INTERPOL’s CCF: the 2012 Annual Report provides insight to the CCF’s decision-making process

Posted in Collateral Effects of Red Notices, INTERPOL's Infrastructure, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Red Notice Challenges
The Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s files has just issued its 2012 Annual Report.  The report provides information regarding the CCF’s activities over the last year.  It also includes statistics on the CCF’s decisions in cases that it considered during its three sessions in 2012. Over the next several posts, I will address various… Continue Reading

INTERPOL Red Notice request for removal- how long will it take?

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Red Notice Challenges
A reader recently sent in a question about INTERPOL’s response time for requests for removal of Red Notices, which is commonly asked by Red Notice subjects.  That question, in pertinent part, is: I have challenged the notice and a month back I have heard from Interpol that they have admitted my request.  The clarification, I… 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

INTERPOL’s Expectation that National Central Bureaus Protect Individual Human Rights

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Red Notice Challenges
Ever since INTERPOL rolled out its I-link system in 2009, the organization has faced the issue of how to control those member countries that submit Red Notices in violation of INTERPOL’s rules and governing texts. Remember that I-link allows member countries to directly upload Red Notices for immediate circulation to all other member countries, without… Continue Reading

INTERPOL’s Website and the Value of Published Red Notices

Posted in Uncategorized
I was recently contacted by a representative of a financial watch list compliance organization.  He had an interesting question:  How valuable is the information in INTERPOL’s website?  His goal was to determine whether the information on the website was valuable enough to provide to the subscribers to his watch list. Of course, the determination of… Continue Reading

In Perfect Harmony: the CCF and the General Secretariat of INTERPOL

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Red Notice Challenges
Today’s post is the third in a series of posts addressing the CCF’s Annual Report for 2011 and focuses on the relationship between the CCF and the General Secretariat.   The CCF is the arm of INTERPOL charged with the protection and monitoring of data processed by INTERPOL.  The General Secretariat has the authority to… Continue Reading

INTERPOL’s Red Notices: Sometimes, It Ain’t Over Even When it’s Over

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Red Notice Challenges
For the next several posts, the focus of this blog will be on the issues raised and discussed in the 2011 Annual Report by the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (“CCF”), found here.  Every year, the CCF issues its report, focusing on INTERPOL’s accomplishments and challenges from the CCF’s vantage point.  This year,… Continue Reading