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(This is the fourth  post in a series about the CCF’s Annual Report for 2012)


In his speech to the General Assembly last month, the Chairman of the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files raised several issues for the GA’s consideration, and among them was the invitation to work with the General Secretariat

(This is the third post in a series about the CCF’s 2012 Annual Report)

Each year, the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (CCF) submits its annual report at the General Assembly meeting.  The report is normally presented by the the Chairman of the Commission in conjunction with his annual speech.

This year, Chairman

The Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s files has just issued its 2012 Annual Report.  The report provides information regarding the CCF’s activities over the last year.  It also includes statistics on the CCF’s decisions in cases that it considered during its three sessions in 2012.

Over the next several posts, I will address

In the 2011 film version of The Adventures of Tintin:  the Secret ofthe Unicorn, part of the plot concerned two detectives who were “INTERPOL agents” investigating a crime.  The two detectives look very similar to one another and are portrayed as more or less bumbling, ineffective agents.  

This was an animated film, so

I received a question from a reader this week who was interested in knowing which countries were actually INTERPOL member countries.  INTERPOL keeps an updated list of its member countries on its website on this page.  Each member country has its own page of facts and relevant information.  Many also have links to press

When INTERPOL introduced its I-link system, the goal of the system was to provide its member countries with near-instant access to one another’s shared information about wanted subjects.  While that goal clearly has been met, it hasn’t been without some bumps in the road.  

Along with the benefit of instant access come the

Now that INTERPOL’s annual General Assembly has come to a close, it’s a good time to discuss some of the decisions that were made during the GA’s annual meeting.

First, let’s get to the GA’s choice for INTERPOL’s president: Mireille Ballestrazzi, Deputy Central Director of the French Judicial Police.  She will serve as INTERPOL’s first

In the last post, we addressed the fact that the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (CCF) is still required under its operating rules to meet only three times per year.  This requirement has remained the same in spite of the fact that the Commission’s requests for relief have continued to increase over the

The process for seeking relief from an improperly issued Red Notice currently requires that the request be reviewed by the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files.  The Commission is made up of five individuals from specific professional backgrounds who, for the purposes of their assignments, act solely in the interest of INTERPOL and without