Given the fact that I have done my share of complaining about the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files demonstrating a lack of transparency and the need for more disclosure about its decision-making process, it is only fair that credit be given when the CCF does show progress on those fronts.

In a decision that my firm recently received from the CCF, the following pieces of information were included, in addition to its standard language:

  • the relevant arrest warrant was identified and attached to the decision
  • the date that the case was considered by the CCF was provided
  • the Commission’s final thoughts regarding each of my client’s claims were provided (although the precise nature of the analysis was not)
  • the Commission acknowledged other relevant information regarding the client

This type of decision provides for a better understanding of the Commission’s considerations, activity, and viewpoint.  It allows for the recipient to feel that a full review of the case did occur, and therefore contributes to the CCF’s credibility.

As always, thoughts and comments are welcomed.