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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

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

INTERPOL’s Role in Member Countries- No Messrs. Thompson and Thomson

Posted in INTERPOL's Infrastructure, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity
In the 2011 film version of The Adventures of Tintin:  the Secret ofthe Unicorn, part of the plot concerned two detectives who were “INTERPOL agents” investigating a crime.  The two detectives look very similar to one another and are portrayed as more or less bumbling, ineffective agents.   This was an animated film, so some artistic… 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

INTERPOL Denies Any Withdrawal from Relationship with Iraq

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity
Yesterday, numerous media outlets reported that INTERPOL had suspended its involvement with member country Iraq.  Those reports were made here, here and here.  The purported basis for the suspension was a lack of neutrality and independence of the judiciary.  The reports also indicated that INTERPOL would continue its relationship with certain portions of the country,… 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

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

How will a new Egypt treat its INTERPOL responsibilities? Now we know.

Posted in Member Country Activity
The following post was originally published in March of 2011.  What a disappointment to see how Egypt has come to view its INTERPOL-related obligations.  For those of us who are proponents of democracy, it has been mesmerizing to watch from afar the developments in Egypt recently. Like everyone, I wonder how the fledgling democracy will work… Continue Reading

Removal and Challenges to Red Notices: When NCB’s Get It Right

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Red Notice Challenges
As much as we may complain about some NCB’s (National Central Bureaus) behaving improperly with respect to their INTERPOL duties,  it’s always nice to hear that others handle their responsibilities properly. A few months ago, I spoke with a subject of a Red Notice from Denmark who had agreed to be extradited in order to… Continue Reading

Bribes: The Dirty Little Secret of INTERPOL’s Less Scrupulous Member Countries

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Red Notice Challenges
How many bribes does it take to get a Red Notice removed?  While this sounds like the lead-in to a bad joke, for many people facing Red Notices, it is unfortunately a matter that bears consideration. Let me be clear:  never once have I read, observed, or been advised by anyone about any bribery efforts… Continue Reading

INTERPOL: More Red Notices Than Ever

Posted in INTERPOL's Infrastructure, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices
If you think that you are hearing more about Red Notices and INTERPOL than you did in the past, you’re right.  There is currently more Red Notice activity than there has been in at least the last decade, and quite likely in INTERPOL’s history. INTERPOL’s 2010 Annual Report provides information regarding INTERPOL’s various endeavors last year.… Continue Reading

Un-ringing the Bell, Part 3: Can INTERPOL Force a National Central Bureau to Correct False Information?

Posted in Collateral Effects of Red Notices, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Red Notice Challenges
In order for INTERPOL to publish a Red Notice, one of its 188 member countries must first request the Red Notice based upon certain criteria.  This request is made by the member country’s National Central Bureau (NCB).  Today’s post addresses the question of what can be done when an NCB submits erroneous or false information… Continue Reading