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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 Red Notice removal cases- a sample of results from 2016, part 1

Posted in Collateral Effects of Red Notices, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Politically Based Red Notices, 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: First case study: Vladimir and Alexandr Kholodnyak In this case, our clients, Vladimir and Alexandr Kholodnyak,** succeeded in their efforts to remove the Russian- requested Red… 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 review of William Browder’s case

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices
It would seem to all observers of the William Browder case that INTERPOL’s most recent consideration of Russia’s request to issue a Red Notice against Mr. Browder would result in a swift denial, that has not happened. Instead, INTERPOL is taking its time in issuing a decision on the matter, and has not issued any… Continue Reading

The effect of Russia’s court system(s) on INTERPOL

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices, Red Notice Challenges
In the last post, I discussed the endemic corruption in Russia’s courts and the need for INTERPOL’s heightened scrutiny of Russia’s Red Notice requests.  Today’s focus is on the reason that some litigants fare much worse than others in Russia’s courts, and how that affects INTERPOL. While Russians generally seem to agree that basic, low-level… 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

INTERPOL on Russia’s William Browder Request: No change

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity
  As was discussed here last Thursday, Russian officials publicly reported that INTERPOL was considering Russia’s third request to provide assistance in locating and apprehending William Browder.   INTERPOL has twice rejected Russia’s requests based on the political nature of the case, and it now appears that the third time will not be a charm… 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’s latest decision on William Browder- no Red Notice

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices, Red Notice Challenges
The issue of Russia’s request for INTERPOL’s help in locating William Browder was previously covered here.  Mr. Browder sought the removal of his data from INTERPOL’s files, and his request was granted.  Since that time, Russia’s interest in Mr. Browder has continued, and earlier this week, Russia requested a Red Notice in Mr. Browder’s name.… Continue Reading

INTERPOL’s decision to remove William Browder’s data from its files- what’s usual about it, and what’s not

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices
Last week, INTERPOL immediately announced its decision to remove investment banker William Browder from its databases, thereby denying Russia’s request to keep Browder’s information in circulation between its 190 member countries.  The background between Mr. Browder and Russian officials is found here, in an article by David M. Herszenhorn. INTERPOL’s press statement regarding the CCF… 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