Today’s post is directed specifically towards those individuals who have been Red Notice subjects and their lawyers.  Red Notice Law Journal often receives inquiries from people who are currently dealing with INTERPOL-related matters.  For a change, I’d like to ask for a review from those who have finished with their Red Notice experiences.  For those of you who fit that description, we would love to hear from you on any topics such as the following:

  • What was the nature of the charge in your case?
  • Was there a political element to the case?
  • Was the charge justified?
  • Which member country requested your Red Notice?
  • How did you find out about your Red Notice?
  • How long did you wait before challenging your Red Notice?
  • What was the outcome of your case?
  • What were the “side effects” on your life of having a Red Notice in your name?

In any other area of the law, finding the answers to such questions is as easy as researching the applicable legal database.  As most of you with INTERPOL experience know, INTERPOL’s files and activities regarding individual cases are not ordinarily subject to public view.  Aside from the anecdotal evidence that we happen upon in a piecemeal fashion, extensive case information is typically unavailable.  

So we ask regarding your collective INTERPOL experiences:  How was it for you?

As always, thoughts and comments are welcomed.