INTERPOL's Infrastructure

This series has examined the structure of INTERPOL’s various bodies and the responsibilities that each body holds.

One of those bodies, the CCF, is of primary concern to Red Notice subjects as it determines the outcome of requests for removal and correction. The CCF’s overall focus and direction is impacted by the Secretary General of

The first post in this series discussed the roles of the different bodies within INTERPOL and how they work. Today’s post will detail how Red Notice subjects primarily interact with INTERPOL. 

Red Notice Law Journal has previously discussed the fact that Red Notice subjects’ main concern is the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL Files

Moldova police have recently arrested officials who allegedly accepted bribes in an international conspiracy to allow criminals to bypass INTERPOL Red Notices. 

The officials are believed to have accepted bribes totaling several million U.S. dollars in exchange for offering criminals safe harbor in Moldova from Red Notices issued in their names, or for deleting the

The previous posts in this series addressed the need for the CCF to schedule sessions proportionally to the number of requests for relief it receives each year. RNLJ advocates that it is not feasible to continue scheduling 3-4 sessions every year if the number of requests the CCF receives continues to increase.

Recalling the statistics

Our last post discussed the CCF’s scheduled sessions for 2024 and how more time may be necessary for the CCF to issue timely responses and make timely decisions. Today’s post will discuss INTERPOL’s previous reform efforts within the Commission and ways in which those efforts should continue. 

Reform Within the CCF

Although sometimes it may

Operation Pangea XVI

INTERPOL’s Operation Pangea is an annual week-long operation which relies on the efforts of police, customs, regulatory bodies, and private sector companies to to dismantle the illegal networks that contribute to the sale of illegal and counterfeit drugs. This year’s operation spanned from October 3 to 10, taking place throughout 89 of

As the previous post in this series addressed the systems in place to prevent INTERPOL abuse and Secretary General  Jürgen Stock’s recent comments on that topic, today’s post will focus on what is needed for these reforms to be effective. 

After INTERPOL’s Secretary General Jürgen Stock’s reform efforts had been integrated, INTERPOL still had to

INTERPOL’s Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (CCF’s) third session of the year will occur from October 16th to the 20th. If the CCF has no more sessions this year, this will be the last session that the CCF will review INTERPOL notice subjects’ requests for notice removal and access to information.  

The CCF’s

This past spring, the United States Department of Justice released a press release discussing two illegal agents of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) government being charged for a PRC-directed bribery scheme. The press release states that John Chen, a Los Angeles resident and former citizen of the PRC, and Lin Feng, a Los Angeles