When most people think of someone who is listed on INTERPOL’s wanted pages, they likely imagine someone exactly like Redoine Faid, the French gangster who blasted his way through multiple prison doors in order to escape from prison, as reported here. Faid has been convicted of serious, violent crimes, and few people would
Mother, May I? The effect of an INTERPOL challenge on extradition proceedings
In a continuation of a series of posts about the CCF’s Annual Report for 2011, today’s post focuses on a perhaps surprising, but apparently common, occurence in INTERPOL member country courts around the world.
In its Annual Report, the CCF noted that many domestic courts were confused about INTERPOL’s role in extradition proceedings. The…
INTERPOL’s Red Notices: Sometimes, It Ain’t Over Even When it’s Over
For the next several posts, the focus of this blog will be on the issues raised and discussed in the 2011 Annual Report by the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (“CCF”), found here. Every year, the CCF issues its report, focusing on INTERPOL’s accomplishments and challenges from the CCF’s vantage point. This…
INTERPOL’s Fight with Corruption: Round and Round We Go
INTERPOL’s role in the world of law enforcement, boiled down to its bare bones, is to aid its member countries with two things: 1) alerting them to the movement of wanted persons, and 2) assisting in the apprehension of wanted persons. The alerting is normally accomplished via a member country’s request for a Red Notice.
Extradition of a Red Notice Subject
A reader recently posed this question:
I would like to know if you can asnwer my questions. I know of a person, Ethiopian citizen, which has been red-noticed. The individual has committed crimes in the US and has been now hiding for the past 14 years in Ethiopia. I have met this man and he
Extradition and INTERPOL Red Notices: What If the Requesting Country Doesn’t Extradite?
INTERPOL’s most well-known tool, the Red Notice, exists to aid its member countries’ law enforcement efforts for the following purpose:
To seek the arrest or provisional arrest of wanted persons with a view to extradition.
Member countries are required to be responsive to requests for supporting documentation regarding the grounds for an extradition request…
Variations in Treatment of Red Notice Subjects from Member Country to Member Country
A reader posted a question recently in response to a previous post about the manner in which INTERPOL member countries respond to locating a Red Notice subject. The reader specifically asked whether Red Notice subjects would be arrested in every member country upon their arrival to the country.
As the reader’s question focused on New…
Red Notices: How Member Countries React to Finding Red Notice Subjects
While people who are the subject of Red Notices may be arrested when they encounter law enforcement officials with knowledge of the outstanding Red Notice, the fact is that a Red Notice is not an arrest warrant.
Although some of INTERPOL’s member countries treat a Red Notice as an arrest warrant, others do not. One…
INTERPOL’s Red Notice: Its Reach and Its Limits
On August 9, I wrote about two fathers on different sides of INTERPOL Red Notices. One of the fathers was looking for his daughter, who allegedly had been taken illegally from the United States to the United Arab Emirates by her mother and maternal grandparents. The good news for that father is that his…
INTERPOL and Dowry Violation Charges
A great example of INTERPOL’s adherence to its own rules is that of its refusal to assist in the extradition of persons accused of violating dowery law. INTERPOL’s rules require that a Red Notice be issued with an eye towards extradition. Extradition requires that a crime be recognized by both the country requesting extradition, and…