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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: 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INTERPOL’s Red Notices- Published and Unpublished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

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’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

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 Luxury of Information: How We Know What We Know About International Politics, Crime, and Strife

Posted in Collateral Effects of Red Notices, Member Country Activity
Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you have an interest in international politics, crime, persecution, or all of the above.  For the information you have accessed thus far in your life regarding such issues, you can likely thank an international journalist or an NGO employee or volunteer.  In the last post, we discussed the… 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

How All INTERPOL Member Countries Finance the Wrongdoing of Corrupt Member Countries

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity
In order for INTERPOL to exist, it must be financed.  Certainly, it receives occasional donations and gifts. But by and large, like any other large and voluntary organization, it can function because members pay “dues.”  All member countries pay to be member countries of INTERPOL.  The fee for membership is commensurate with the country’s fiscal… Continue Reading

INTERPOL’s Capacity for Improvement: An Encouraging Word

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Red Notice Challenges
Still on the topic of INTERPOL’s ability and need for improvement of its information processing methods and internal accountability, today’s post addresses INTERPOL’s own discussions of those issues. While there are certainly many valid points to be made regarding the frustrating experience that many have while dealing with INTERPOL, there is also evidence that INTERPOL… Continue Reading

Blind Faith: INTERPOL’s Relationship with Its Member Countries

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices, Red Notice Challenges
In a continuation of the issue of INTERPOL’s seemingly blind trust in the representations of its member countries, today’s post concerns the application process of member countries requesting Red Notices from INTERPOL.  And this just in . . . an article by Libby Lewis, sponsored by the International Consortium for Investigative Journalists, wherein the author asks,… Continue Reading