Back in December, I received the following comment from a reader in response to the post entitled, “How Much Political Motivation is Too Much for INTERPOL?”

“I have been working in this Organization for the past 10 years and i can easily say that decisions on issuing red notices mainly depend on several people, when it comes to “sensitive” issues.  And, by doing so, the name of it is being degraded constantly.”

For the sake of this discussion, let’s assume that the reader is in fact an employee at INTERPOL.  I waited a while in case further comments were forthcoming; they were not.   

I will be the first to admit that I have done my fair share of criticizing about, and complaining to, INTERPOL. I also try to be fair, and give credit where credit is due.  In fairness, I would have to say that my preference, and probably the preference of other lawyers who represent clients on INTERPOL matters, would be for INTERPOL’s more experienced staff members to work on the more “senstive” cases, if I am correct in assuming that by “sensitive,” the reader refers to diplomatically challenging issues.

I am unsure whether the reader is dissatisfied with the fact that the same few people seem to review the issues s/he discussed, or if, as I suspect, instead the reader disagrees with the decisions reached by those who review Red Notice issues. I would be interested to hear whether the process or the result is more of a concern.

As always, comments and thoughts are welcomed.