It is a given that a certain level of trust, even if for limited purposes, must exist between INTERPOL and its member countries.  Member countries send requests for Red Notices to INTERPOL in hopes of obtaining Red Notices against wanted persons.  The requests then become part of INTERPOL’s files.  

With 188 member countries, there

As INTERPOL has developed over time, it has experienced the growing pains that normally attend any large and relatively complex entity, and also some that are more specific to its own, unusual functions.  In his book that I love, The Legal Foundations of INTERPOL, Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha touched on one of these developments: