(Today’s post is courtesy of guest author, Isabel Alcántara*)

According to INTERPOL’s most recent Annual Report, police worldwide searched INTERPOL’s databases 5.4 billion times in 2018 [this is an increase of 18% from 2017]. The increase may be due to the implementation of new systems, such as:

• The STADIA Knowledge Management System, which supports

Many Red Notice subjects simply want to move forward with their lives when their names are removed from INTERPOL’s databases.  That decision is understandable, given the vast amount of time, resources, and energy that are required to live through the events leading up to a Red Notice being issued and to actually challenge the Red

Discussions about INTERPOL’s Red Notices often include the fact that these notices are not actually arrest warrants.  When INTERPOL’s member countries issue Red Notices for worldwide circulation, the notices are meant to act as alerts for other member countries when wanted individudals interact with their law enforcement officials.  

Once alerted to that fact that